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Medical Term:

Russell bodies

Pronunciation: rŭs′ĕl

Definition: small, discrete, variably sized, spheric, intracytoplasmic, acidophilic, hyaline bodies that stain deeply with fuchsin; occur in plasma cells in chronic inflammation and malignant disorders, and consist of immunoglobulin.

Synonym(s): fuchsin bodies1

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