stellate abscess

n.

A star-shaped necrosis surrounded by epithelioid cells, as in swollen inguinal lymph nodes in lymphogranuloma venereum.

Nearby words

  1. stellar association,
  2. stellar evolution,
  3. stellar wind,
  4. stellarator,
  5. stellate,
  6. stellate block,
  7. stellate cell,
  8. stellate fracture,
  9. stellate ganglion,
  10. stellate hair


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