Laennec pearls

Laën·nec pearls

obsolete term for small round translucent, tenacious bodies in the sputum of some people with asthma; when floated in water, they unfurl and become recognizable as Curschmann spirals.
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Laënnec pearls

Round gelatinous masses seen in asthmatic sputum.
See also: Laënnec, René
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René T.H., French physician, 1781-1826.
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Laënnec pearls - obsolete term for small, round, translucent, tenacious bodies in the sputum of some persons with asthma.
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