thymic corpuscle(redirected from Hassall bodies)
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small, spheric bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial reticular cells arranged in a concentric pattern around clusters of degenerating lymphocytes, eosinophils, and macrophages; found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus.
thy·mic cor·pus·cle(thī'mik kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
Hassall,Arthur, English physician, 1817-1894.
Hassall bodies - small spherical bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial cells found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus. Synonym(s): Hassall concentric corpuscle; thymic corpuscle; Virchow-Hassall bodies
Hassall concentric corpuscle - Synonym(s): Hassall bodies
Hassall-Henle bodies - hyaline bodies on the posterior surface of Descemet membrane at the periphery of the cornea. Synonym(s): Henle warts
Virchow-Hassall bodies - Synonym(s): Hassall bodies