Aschoff body

Aschoff body

[ah-shawf]
noun Pathology.
any of the spindleshaped nodules found in heart tissue and associated with the myocarditis of rheumatic fever.
Also, Aschoff nodule.


Origin:
named after Ludwig Aschoff (died 1942), German pathologist

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Aschoff body Asch·off body (āsh'ôf', ä'shôf')
n.
A granulomatous inflammation characteristic of acute rheumatic carditis, consisting of fibrinoid changes in connective tissue and lymphocytes.

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