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Anitschkow's cell

Alternative eponyms

  • Anitschkow’s myocyte

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A large mononuclear cell found in connective tissue of the heart wall in inflammatory conditions.

Description

A large mononuclear cell found in connective tissue of the heart wall in inflammatory conditions, especially in the Aschoff body. The ovoid nucleus contains a central chromatin mass appearing as a wavy bar in longitudinal section.

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