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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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).