Definition of Paschen body in English:

Paschen body

noun

rare
  • Any of numerous inclusion bodies in the cytoplasm of skin cells in cases of smallpox, cowpox, and monkeypox, now thought to be aggregates of poxvirus particles. Usually in plural.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology. From the name of Enrique Paschen, Mexican-born German bacteriologist, who described the particles + body.

Pronunciation

Paschen body

/ˌpaʃn ˈbɒdi/