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Civatte bodies

Pronunciation: sē-vaht′

Definition: eosinophilic hyaline spheric bodies seen in the epidermis, in lichen planus and other skin disorders; formed by apoptosis of individual basal cells.

Synonym(s): colloid bodies

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