Aschoff body

noun
Asch·off body | \ˈä-ˌshȯf- \

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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