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Giant cell

Synonym(s)

  • multinucleated giant cells
  • polykaryocytes
  • syncytium

Definition(s)

An unusually large cell; especially: a large multinucleate often phagocytic cell (as those characteristic of tubercular lesions, various sarcomas, or the megakaryocytes of the red marrow).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014