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Having a crystalline appearance like that of asbestos.
Synonym(s): asbestoid
[G. amianthus, asbestos]
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Immunohistochemical study of the so-called amianthoid fibers indicates that the center of these fibers is composed of collagen type I, while the periphery is made up of collagen type III.
First, the so-called amianthoid fiber is a collagen fiber, not an amianthoid fiber.
Intranodal hemorrhagic spindle-cell tumor with amianthoid fiber: report of six cases of a distinctive mesenchymal neoplasm of the inguinal region that simulates Kaposi's sarcoma.