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Medical Term:

ferruginous bodies

Definition

in the lungs, foreign inorganic or organic fibers coated by complexes of hemosiderin and glycoproteins, and believed to be formed by macrophages that have phagocytized the fibers.

See Also: asbestos bodies

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