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Aschoff body

or Aschoff nodule

[ ah-shawf ]
/ ˈɑ ʃɔf /
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noun Pathology.
any of the spindleshaped nodules found in heart tissue and associated with the myocarditis of rheumatic fever.
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Origin of Aschoff body

Named after Ludwig Aschoff (died 1942), German pathologist
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Medical definitions for Aschoff body

Aschoff body
[ ăshôf′, äshôf′ ]

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