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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Readily stained with chromium salts: chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an affinity for (and thus being stained brownish yellow) by chromium salts

Etymologies

German : Chrom, chromium (from French chrome; see chrome) + Latin affīnis, related; see affined.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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