Aschoff body

or Aschoff nodule

[ ah-shawf ]
/ ˈɑ ʃɔf /

noun Pathology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for aschoff body

Aschoff body
[ ăshôf′, äshôf′ ]


A granulomatous inflammation characteristic of acute rheumatic carditis, consisting of fibrinoid changes in connective tissue and lymphocytes.
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