spindle cell


: a fusiform cell (as in some tumors)

Examples of spindle cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 3-year-old was diagnosed with a very rare, soft tissue cancer, called spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma, in July. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spindle cell was in 1878

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“Spindle cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spindle%20cell. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

spindle cell

: a spindle-shaped cell (as in some tumors)
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