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Medical Term:

Mallory bodies

Pronunciation: mal′ŏ-rē


large, poorly defined accumulations of eosinophilic material in the cytoplasm of damaged hepatic cells in certain forms of cirrhosis especially those due to alcoholism.

Synonym(s): alcoholic hyalin, alcoholic hyaline bodies

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