Medical Term:

Charcot-Leyden crystals

Pronunciation: shahr′kō lī′dĕn

Definition: crystals in the shape of elongated double pyramids, formed from eosinophils, found in the sputum in bronchial asthma and in other exudates or transudates containing eosinophils.

Synonym(s): asthma crystals, Charcot-Neumann crystals, Charcot-Robin crystals, Leyden crystals

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