castration cells

cas·tra·tion cells

altered basophilic cells of the anterior lobe of the pituitary that develop following castration; the body of the cell is occupied by a large vacuole that displaces the nucleus to the periphery, giving the cell a resemblance to a signet ring.
Synonym(s): signet ring cells

cas·tra·tion cells

(kas-trā'shŭn selz)
Altered basophilic cells of the anterior lobe of the pituitary that develop following castration; the body of the cell is occupied by a large vacuole that displaces the nucleus to the periphery, giving the cell a resemblance to a signet ring.
Synonym(s): signet ring cells.