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Inclusion body

Synonym(s)

  • cellular inclusions
  • inclusion bodies

Definition(s)

A generic term for any circumscribed mass of foreign (e.g., lead or viruses) or metabolically inactive materials (e.g., ceroid or Mallory bodies), within the cytoplasm or nucleus of a cell. Inclusion bodies are in cells infected with certain filtrable viruses, observed especially in nerve, epithelial, or endothelial cells.

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generic term for any circumscribed mass of foreign (for example, lead or viruses) or metabolically inactive materials (for example, ceroid or Mallory bodies), within the cytoplasm or nucleus of a cell; inclusion bodies are in cells infected with certain filtrable viruses, observed especially in nerve, epithelial, or endothelial cells.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014