argentophil

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argentophil

[är′jen·tə‚fil]
(biology)
Of cells, tissues, or other structures, having an affinity for silver.
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2,3,8] Another theory is that argyrophil urothelial cells are derived from urothelial stem cells with differentiation in the direction of neoplastic melanocytes.
Argyrophil cells, argentaffin cells, and Paneth cells are the major nonmucinous components in GCC.
They are thought to be derived from neural crest cells or argyrophil cells (due to their staining characteristics with silver stain) in the esophageal mucosa.