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ghost cell

1. a dead cell in which the outline remains visible, but without other cytoplasmic structures or stainable nucleus;
2. an erythrocyte after loss of its hemoglobin.
A shadowy, light pink (by H&E stain) cell wraith, with a well-demarcated cytoplasmic border that may accompany coagulation ,i.e., anoxic necrosis, accompanied by loss of cell detail
Cytology An anucleated yellow-orange squame seen in well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma
Dermatopathology Shadow cells
Hematology Achromacyte, achromatocyte, achromocyte, corps en demilune, erythrocyte ghost, ghost corpuscle, phantom cell, phantom corpuscle, shadow cell, shadow corpuscle
Oral pathology A pale, eosinophilic and swollen keratinocyte that lacks a nucleus but retains the cellular and nuclear contour, a finding characteristic of the calcifying odontogenic cyst
Parasitology Hemoglobin-depleted RBC ‘husks’ that are infected with the schizonts of Plasmodium ovale

ghost cell

(gōst sel)
1. A dead cell in which the outline remains visible, but without other cytoplasmic structures or stainable nucleus.
2. An erythrocyte after loss of its hemoglobin.

ghost cell

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The constellation of cytologic features that support a diagnosis of pilomatricoma include fibrillar pink material surrounding clusters of basaloid cells, anucleate ghost cells, calcification, multinucleated giant cells, and keratin debris (Fig.
At the periphery are the nucleated basaloid cells and at the center are non-nucleated ghost cells.
y], the cell X and Y cell dimensions for this processor are 12 (10 + 2) to accomodate the left and right ghost cells.
Necrotic areas consisted mostly of acellular eosinophilic material, but residual spindle ghost cells, arranged in fascicles, were identified in some sections.
Sixteen percent of complex odontomas contain isolated areas of ghost cells, some of which may demonstrate melanin pigmentation.
On pathological assessment, the tissue was found to consist of fragments of a benign pilomatricoma showing the typical elements of basaloid foci, giant-cell reaction, ghost cells and calcification.