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Niemann-pick cell

Niemann-Pick cell --> Pick cell

A relatively large, rounded or polygonal, mononuclear cell, with indistinctly or palely staining, foamlike cytoplasm that contains numerous droplets of a phosphatide, sphingomyelin; such cell's are widely distributed in the spleen and other tissues, especially those rich in reticuloendothelial components, in patients with niemann-Pick disease.

Synonym: niemann-Pick cell.


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