- a particle that takes a characteristic stain, found in a virus-infected cell.
Origin of inclusion body
First recorded in 1920–25
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- pathol any of the small particles found in the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells infected with certain viruses
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cytoplasmic inclusion body
- Either of two types of inclusion bodies: acidophilic, as in variola and rabies, or basophilic, as in trachoma and psittacosis.
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