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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Readily stained with chromium salts.

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

Etymologies

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

[German : Chrom, chromium (from French chrome; see chrome) + Latin affīnis, related; see affined.]

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