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sea-blue histiocyte


Definition: a histiocyte containing cytoplasmic granules that stain bright blue with hematologic stains (Wright-Giemsa); found in bone marrow and in the spleen, associated with hepatosplenomegaly and thrombocytopenic purpura and in other blood diseases.

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