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niemann-pick cell

niemann-pick cell in Medicine

Niemann-Pick cell Nie·mann-Pick cell (nē'män'-)
A rounded or polygonal mononuclear cell with indistinctly or palely staining, foamlike cytoplasm that contains numerous droplets of sphingomyelin; it is characteristic of Niemann-Pick disease. Also called Pick cell.

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