Definition of Reed–Sternberg in English:

Reed–Sternberg

noun

  • Attributive Designating a type of giant cell characteristic of Hodgkin's disease, typically having two mirror-image nuclei with prominent nucleoli and marginal clumping of chromatin; of or relating to such cells; especially in "Reed–Sternberg cell".

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From the names of Dorothy M. Reed, U.S. pathologist, and Carl Sternberg, Austrian pathologist, who described the cells in 1902 and 1898 respectively.

Pronunciation

Reed–Sternberg

/ˌriːdˈstəːnbəːɡ/