nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio(redirected from N:C ratio)
ratio of volume of nucleus to volume of cytoplasm, fairly constant for a particular cell type and usually increased in malignant neoplasms.
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nuclear-cytoplasmic ratioA crude parameter used in cytology and surgical pathology, in which interphase (i.e., nondividing) nuclei are proportionately larger than the surrounding cytoplasm, a finding which is often increased in malignant cells.
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