Acidophil cell

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Acidophil cell
Anatomical terminology

In the anterior pituitary, the term "acidophil" is used to describe two different types of cells which stain well with acidic dyes.

When using standard staining techniques, they cannot be distinguished from each other (though they can be distinguished from basophils and chromophobes),[1] and are therefore identified simply as "acidophils".

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  1. ^ Histology image:14002loa from Vaughan, Deborah (2002). A Learning System in Histology: CD-ROM and Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195151732.