A multi-nucleate mass of protoplasm formed by coalescence of several adjacent plant cells. Also called a syncytium. Found in plants infected by certain nematodes.
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<pathology> A cell of large size, often with many nuclei. They are multinucleated masses produced by the fusion of many cells. ... They are often associated with viral infections. In AIDS, they are induced when the envelope glycoprotein of HIV binds to the CD4 antigen of uninfected neighboring...
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a large, multinucleate cell. The most common type is the megakaryocytes found normally in bone marrow. Abnormal types are formed by coalescence and fusion of macrophages in tuberculosis; cells occurring in other infectious granulomas; large cells that surround foreign bodies; and certain cancer cell...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. a cell of large size, often with many nuclei.
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A giant cell is a mass formed by the union of several distinct cells (usually macrophages). It can arise in response to an infection or foreign body. Types include: Also ==Additional images== Image:Aspiration pneumonia (2).jpg|Foreign-body giant cells in the lung. H&E stain. Image:Suture_micrograph...
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Giant multinucleated cell
Giant multinucleated cells are seen in the early stages of active infection with the acid-fast bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of the disease tuberculosis. == Formation == Following inhalation of the M. tuberculosis bacterium and its attachment to the lumen of the alveolus...
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