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Medical Term:

gemistocytic astrocyte


a round to oval astrocyte cell with abundant cytoplasm containing glial filaments and an eccentric nucleus; may contain two nuclei in the cell; hypertrophy of astrocytes.

Synonym(s): gemistocyte, gemistocytic cell, reactive astrocyte, reactive cell

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