oat cell

[ōt]

n.

A short, bluntly spindle-shaped, anaplastic cell containing a relatively large, hyperchromatic nucleus and observed in some carcinomas.

Nearby words

  1. obsequent,
  2. obsequent stream,
  3. obsequies,
  4. obsequious,
  5. obsequy,
  6. observance,
  7. observant,
  8. observation,
  9. observation car,
  10. observation post


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