a particle that takes a characteristic stain, found in a virus-infected cell.
Origin of inclusion body
First recorded in 1920–25
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pathol any of the small particles found in the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells infected with certain viruses
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An abnormal structure in a cell nucleus or cytoplasm having characteristic staining properties and associated especially with certain viral infections, such as rabies and smallpox.
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