Türk cell

\ ˈtirk- \
variants: or Türk's cell

Definition of Türk 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

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History and Etymology for Türk cell

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 25 Nov. 2020.

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