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Medical Term:

Auer bodies

Pronunciation: ow′ĕr

Definition: rod-shaped structures of uncertain nature in the cytoplasm of immature myeloid cells, especially myeloblasts, in acute myelocytic leukemia; may be an abnormal form of lysosomes; they contain peroxidase and acid phosphatase, and stain red by azure-eosin stains.

Synonym(s): Auer rods

[John Auer]

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