koilocyte

noun

koi·​lo·​cyte ˈkȯi-lə-ˌsīt How to pronounce koilocyte (audio)
: a vacuolated pyknotic epithelial cell that has either a clear cytoplasm or a perinuclear halo and that tends to be associated with certain human papillomavirus infections (as of the genitals)

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“Koilocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/koilocyte. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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