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thymic corpuscle


Definition: small, spheric bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial reticular cells arranged in a concentric pattern around clusters of degenerating lymphocytes, eosinophils, and macrophages; found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus.

Synonym(s): Hassall bodies, Hassall concentric corpuscle, Virchow-Hassall bodies

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