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blood cast

 

Definition: a cast usually formed in renal tubules, but may occur in bronchioles; consists of inspissated material that includes various elements of blood (erythrocytes, leukocytes, fibrin, and so on), resulting from bleeding into the glomerulus or tubule, or into the alveolus or bronchiole.

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