giant cell

noun

gi·​ant cell ˈjī-ənt- How to pronounce giant cell (audio)
: an unusually large cell
especially : a large multinucleate often phagocytic cell (as those characteristic of tubercular lesions, various sarcomas, or the megakaryocytes of the red marrow)

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“Giant cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/giant%20cell. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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