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epithelioid cell

 

Definition:

  1. a nonepithelial cell having certain characteristics of epithelium;
  2. large mononuclear histiocytes having certain epithelial characteristics, particularly in areas of granulomatous inflammation where they are polygonal and have eosinophilic cytoplasm.
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