cell inclusions


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cell in·clu·sions

1. the residual elements of the cytoplasm that are metabolic products of the cell, for example, pigment granules or crystals;
See also: inclusion bodies.
2. storage materials such as glycogen or fat;
See also: inclusion bodies.
3. engulfed material such as carbon or other foreign substances.
See also: inclusion bodies.

cell in·clu·sions

(sel in-klū'zhŭnz)
1. The residual elements of the cytoplasm that are metabolic products of the cell (e.g., pigment granules or crystals).
Synonym(s): metaplasm.
2. Storage materials such as glycogen or fat.
3. Engulfed material such as carbon or other foreign substances.
See also: inclusion bodies