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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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