nuclear-cytoplasmic ratioA crude parameter used in cytology and surgical pathology, in which interphase (i.e., nondividing) nuclei are proportionately larger than the surrounding cytoplasm, a finding which is often increased in malignant cells.
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nuclear:cytoplasmic ratioN:C ratio A crude parameter used in cytology and surgical pathology, where interphase–ie, nondividing, nuclei are proportionately larger than the surrounding cytoplasm; the N:C ratio is usually ↑ in malignant cells
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