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caterpillar

caterpillar cell

PATHOLOGY

A descriptive term for a cell with an elongated vesicular nucleus, central wavy chromatin and finger-like projections to the nuclear membrane, which has

been fancifully likened to a caterpillar.

 

caterpillar cell image from New Medical Terms

caterpillar cell

Caterpillar cells are variants of Anitschkow cardiac histiocytes–“owl eye” cells, aggregates of which are termed Aschoff nodules 

Synonyms Anitschkow cell, cardiac histiocyte 

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