Türk cell


variants or Türk's cell
: a large cell resembling a lymphocyte, having densely basophilic cytoplasm and eccentric nucleus with peripheral chromatin and central clear area, and being rare in normal blood but commonly present in diseases of lymphoid tissues

Word History


after Wilhelm Türk †1916 Austrian physician

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“Türk cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/T%C3%BCrk%20cell. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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