hyperchromatic cell


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hyperchromatic cell

A cell that contains more than the normal number of chromosomes and hence stains more densely.
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Computer-assisted automated imaging screens for dark, hyperchromatic cells which are reviewed by CTs ensure the worrisome areas on each slide are examined so further diagnostic information can be provided.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, a spindle-cell tumor may feature small, spindled, and round hyperchromatic cells and multinucleated giant cells with radially arranged (floret-like) nuclei--that is, the features of a pleomorphic lipoma.