smudge cells

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smudge cells

immature leukocytes of any type that have undergone partial breakdown, during preparation of a stained smear or tissue section, because of their greater fragility; smudge cells are seen in largest numbers in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

smudge cells

(smŭj selz)
Immature leukocytes of any type that have undergone partial breakdown during preparation of a stained smear or tissue section, because of their greater fragility; smudge cells are seen in largest numbers in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Synonym(s): basket cell (2) .

Gumprecht,

Ferdinand, German physician, 1864–.
Gumprecht shadows - immature leukocytes that have undergone partial breakdown. Synonym(s): smudge cells
Klein-Gumprecht shadow nuclei - see under Klein, Edward E