One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rounded acidophilic inclusion body, found in the cytoplasm of plasma cells and composed of immunoglobulin.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From the name of William Russell, Scottish pathologist, who described the body in 1890 ( Brit. Med. Jrnl 13 Dec. 1356) + body. In some forms from the genitive of the name of William Russell + body.
Russell body/ˈrʌsl ˌbɒdi/
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