spindle cell


Definition of 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, "Family of 3-year-old with cancer begged Spirit to wait 5 minutes. It left without them. | Miami Herald," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of spindle cell

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Spindle cell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spindle%20cell. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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Medical Definition of spindle cell

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

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