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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.
inclusion(in-kloo-zhun) [L. inclusus, enclosed]
Being enclosed or included.
inclusion blennorrheaChlamydial conjunctivitis.
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 inclusionInclusion body.
An obsolete term for impacted tooth.
Malformed twins in which one, the parasite, is completely enclosed within the other, its host or autosite.See: teratoma