Russell bodies


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Rus·sell bod·ies

(rŭs'ĕl),
small, discrete, variably sized, spheric, intracytoplasmic, acidophilic, hyaline bodies that stain deeply with fuchsin; occur in plasma cells in chronic inflammation and malignant disorders, and consist of immunoglobulin.
Synonym(s): fuchsin bodies (1)

Rus·sell bod·ies

(rŭs'ĕl bod'ēz)
Small, discrete, variably sized, spheric, intracytoplasmic, acidophilic, hyaline bodies that stain deeply with fuchsin; they occur frequently in plasma cells in chronic inflammation.

Russell,

William, Scottish physician, 1852-1940.
Russell bodies - small, discrete hyaline bodies that occur frequently in plasma cells in chronic inflammation. Synonym(s): fuchsin bodies

Russell bodies

globular plasma cell inclusions composed of aggregates of immunoglobulin. Called also cancer body.