karyomorphism

karyomorphism

 [kar″e-o-mor´fizm]
the shape of a cell nucleus.
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kar·y·o·mor·phism

(kar'ē-ō-mōr'fizm),
1. Development of the nucleus of a cell.
2. Denoting the nuclear shapes of cells, especially leukocytes.
[karyo- + G. morphē, form]
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kar·y·o·mor·phism

(kar'ē-ō-mōr'fizm)
1. Development of the nucleus of a cell.
2. Denoting the nuclear shapes of cells, especially leukocytes.
[karyo- + G. morphē, form]
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A reading of representative hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections revealed the following features common to all cases: (1) the presence of variable numbers of multinucleated osteoclast-like giant cells within the lesion; (2) a companion population of mononuclear histiocytes, some with deep nuclear clefts or grooves, the karyomorphism of Langerhans cells; and (3) a component of neutrophilic and eosinophilic granulocytes in varying proportions.
In contrast, ACE antigen was detected in a plasmalemmal distribution in all cases, was most prominent in histiocytes that lacked the karyomorphism of Langerhans cells, and was occasionally noted on osteoclast-like giant cells and endothelial cells.