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koilocyte

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noun koi·lo·cyte \ˈkȯi-lə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of koilocyte

  1. :  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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