from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Readily stained with chromium salts: chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla.
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- adj. Having an affinity for (and thus being stained brownish yellow) by chromium salts
German : Chrom, chromium (from French chrome; see chrome) + Latin affīnis, related; see affined.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)