or Aschoff nodule
- any of the spindleshaped nodules found in heart tissue and associated with the myocarditis of rheumatic fever.
Origin of Aschoff body
named after Ludwig Aschoff (died 1942), German pathologist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Aschoff body(ăsh′ôf′, ä′shôf′)
- A granulomatous inflammation characteristic of acute rheumatic carditis, consisting of fibrinoid changes in connective tissue and lymphocytes.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.