histology an exceptionally large cell, often possessing several nuclei, such as an osteoclast
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The indifferent cell may become enlarged into a giant-cell, and then contain numbers of whole or disintegrated red corpuscles.
Medicine definitions for giant cell
An unusually large cell, especially a large multinucleated phagocytic cell.
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