inclusion body


Definition of inclusion body

: an inclusion, abnormal structure, or foreign cell within a cell (such as the eosinophilic body formed by a cytomegalovirus or the abnormal filament characteristic of some myopathies)

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Recent Examples on the Web Franco Patino first got into biomedical engineering to help his mother, who suffers from inclusion body myositis, a rare condition that weakens damages and muscles. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, 7 Nov. 2021 He was diagnosed in 2017 with inclusion body myositis, a slow-moving degenerative condition that’s causing his muscles to atrophy. Gary Graff, cleveland, 18 Oct. 2020 Four years earlier, Frampton had been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, a degenerative muscle disorder that would gradually rob him of his ability to play guitar. Jordan Runtagh,, 26 Nov. 2019 The neuron in the center (yellow) contains an abnormal intracellular accumulation of huntingtin called an inclusion body (orange). San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2019 Pretty bold statement for a man who’s been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, a degenerative muscle disease that eventually will take the pick out of his fingers and the guitar off his shoulder. Chuck Yarborough,, 9 Aug. 2019 Stricken with inclusion body myositis, a debilitating muscular disease, Mr. Edell retired in 2001 after a 13-3 season. Mike Klingaman, Washington Post, 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of inclusion body

1894, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of inclusion body

: an inclusion, abnormal structure, or foreign cell within a cell specifically : an intracellular body that is characteristic of some virus diseases and that is the site of virus multiplication

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