One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A narrow, elongated cell indicating the presence of a type of sarcoma.
- ‘Histologically, the tumor was composed of a squamous cell carcinoma and a spindle cell sarcomatous component.’
- ‘The differential diagnosis of a spindle cell ameloblastic neoplasm would include true sarcoma and the very rare variants of odontogenic sarcoma.’
- ‘A distinct feature found within the spindle cell areas is the presence of epithelioid neoplastic cells with vacuolization.’
- ‘In other areas, the epithelial elements appeared as epithelioid whorls admixed within the spindle cell neoplasm, reminiscent of biphasic synovial sarcoma.’
- ‘One patient who had undergone a nondiagnostic CT fluoroscopy-guided TBNA proved to have a metastatic spindle cell sarcoma at surgery.’
- 1.1Zoology A narrow, elongated cell present in the blood of most nonmammalian vertebrates, functioning as a platelet.
- ‘A minor component of spindle cells was also present.’
- ‘Collagen IV was present among the spindle cells, but it did not stain the core of the rosettes.’
- ‘The morphology of relatively long, beaded AFB, often with bent or folded ends, is demonstrable even when bacilli are present in spindle cells.’
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