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ox·y·phil cell

cells of the parathyroid gland that increase in number with age; the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria and stains with eosin. Similar cells, and tumors composed of them, are found in salivary glands and the thyroid gland; in the latter, also called Hürthle cell.

oxyphil cell

[ok′səfil]
a cell of the parathyroid glands that takes up acidic stains and has a dark nucleus and fine, granular cytoplasm. Such cells occur singly or in small groups and increase in number with age. Also called oxyphilic cell.

ox·y·phil cell

(ok'sē-fil sel)
Cell of the parathyroid gland that increases in number with age; the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria and stains with eosin. Similar cells, and tumors composed of them, are found in salivary glands and the thyroid; in the latter, also called Hürthle cell.

oxyphil

1. Hürthle cell.
2. oxyphilic, i.e. stainable with an acid dye.

oxyphil cell
acidophilic cells found in parathyroid gland.