cell inclusion

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1. the act of enclosing or the condition of being enclosed.
2. anything that is enclosed; a cell inclusion.
cell inclusion a usually lifeless, often temporary, constituent in the cytoplasm of a cell.
fetal inclusion a partially developed embryo enclosed within the body of its twin.
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(in-kloo-zhun) [L. inclusus, enclosed]
Being enclosed or included.

inclusion blennorrhea

Chlamydial conjunctivitis.

inclusion body

Microscopic structures (made of a dense, occasionally infective core surrounded by an envelope) seen in the cytoplasm and nuclei of cells infected with some intracellular pathogens. Inclusion bodies are seen in cells infected with herpesviruses (esp. cytomegalovirus), smallpox, lymphogranuloma venereum, psittacosis, and other organisms. Synonym: cell inclusion; See: Negri bodies

cell inclusion

Inclusion body.

dental inclusion

An obsolete term for impacted tooth.

fetal inclusion

Malformed twins in which one, the parasite, is completely enclosed within the other, its host or autosite.
See: teratoma
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Cell inclusions: silica bodies hat-shaped, margins smooth,
Cell inclusions: silica bodies spherical or ellipsoid, margins spinulose, distributed around vascular bundles; raphids equidistant, large; tannins abundant, some in full sacs.
Cell inclusions (ideoblasts) are various and common in most eophylls.