Aschoff body

noun
Asch·​off body | \ ˈä-ˌshȯf- How to pronounce Aschoff body (audio) \

Medical Definition of Aschoff body

: one of the small nodules in heart muscle that are typical of rheumatic heart disease and consist of swollen collagen, cells, and fibrils also : one of the similar but larger nodules found under the skin especially in rheumatic fever or polyarthritis

called also Aschoff nodule

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“Aschoff body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Aschoff%20body. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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