Definition of argyrophilic in English:

argyrophilic

adjective

Biology
  • (of cells or their contents) readily stained black by silver salts.

    • ‘Case 1 was highly cellular, contained scattered cells with argyrophilic granules, and was not associated with cancerization of lobules.’
    • ‘Reticular fibers are argyrophilic and therefore stain with silver stains such as Wilder's method.’
    • ‘The argyrophilic neurofibrils are unique to nerve cells.’

Origin

1930s: from Greek arguro- (from arguros silver) + -philic (see -philia).

Pronunciation:

argyrophilic

/ˌɑːdʒɪrə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/