argentaffin cell

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argentaffin cell

[är′jen·tə·fən ‚sel]
(histology)
Any of the cells of the gastrointestinal tract that are thought to secrete serotonin.
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Argentaffin tumor (carcinoid) occurring in a benign cystic teratoma of the testicle.
Argyrophilia can be seen, but argentaffin staining is absent.
Some AISs exhibit intestinal differentiation with goblet cells and sometimes Paneth or argentaffin cells.
2) Intermediate and poorly differentiated tumors may contain heterologous elements (cell types foreign to the developing gonad, such as mucus-filled epithelial cells, argentaffin cells, cartilage, and skeletal muscle).
Argyrophil, argentaffin, and chromogranin A cells have been present in many cases of IPMT.
Argentaffin and argyrophil reactions of human gastrointestinal carcinoids.