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Pronunciation: rab'do-mi'o-blast

Definition: Large round, spindle-shaped, or strap-shaped cells with deeply eosinophilic fibrillar cytoplasm that may show cross striations; found in some rhabdomyosarcomas.

[rhabdo- + G. mys, muscle, + blastos, germ]

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