oat cell


oat cell

noun

Definition of OAT CELL

:  any of the small round or oval cells with a high ratio of nuclear protoplasm to cytoplasm that resemble oat grains and are characteristic of a small-cell lung cancer

First Known Use of OAT CELL

1903

oat cell

noun \ˈōt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OAT CELL

: any of the small round or oval cells with a high ratio of nuclear protoplasm to cytoplasm that resemble oat grains and are characteristic of small-cell lung cancer

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