India Ink Spot Nucleus

A nucleus with dark, homogeneous chromatin and a smooth contour, which may be seen in occasional cytologic preparations of cytology from endobronchial washings; the nuclei may be surrounded by 'dirty' blue-gray or orange cytoplasm, the latter indicating the cells' partially consummated desire to produce keratin
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