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a small focus or accumulation of one type of cell that is different from the other cells in the tissue.
cell nest (sel nest)
A small focus or accumulation of one type of cell that is different from the other cells in the tissue.
A mass of epithelial cells set apart from surrounding cells by connective tissue.
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In some cases, germ cell nests
that were characteristic of female precursors could also be found in the center portions of lobes adjacent to the characteristic male precursor lobule structures.
Cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node of the heart appears to be the heart equivalent of the solid cell nests
(ultimobranchial rests) ofthe thyroid.
24) In squamous cell carcinomas, MUC4 expression is increased in the central areas of tumor cell nests
and in squamous pearls, but is reduced or absent in the peripheral, less well differentiated tumor cells.