pus cell


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pus cor·pus·cle

one of the polymorphonuclear leukocytes that comprise the chief portion of the formed elements in pus.
Synonym(s): pus cell, pyocyte

pus cell

a necrotic polymorphonuclear leukocyte, a major component of pus. Also called pus corpuscle.

pus cell

A leukocyte present in pus. Pus cells are often degenerated or necrotic.
See also: cell
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Pus cells [greater than or equal to]5 per high power field were considered significant to indicate infection.
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