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monophasic

Pronunciation: mon'o-fa'zik

Definition:

  1. Marked by monophasia.
  2. Occurring in or characterized by only one phase or stage.
  3. Fluctuating from the baseline in one direction only.
  4. Cellular structure with a single morphologic pattern. Often used to describe synovial sarcoma, which is typically biphasic but it lacks glandular areas, which is consistent with the monophasic variant.
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