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Aschoff body

[ah-shawf] /ˈɑ ʃɔf/
noun, Pathology
any of the spindleshaped nodules found in heart tissue and associated with the myocarditis of rheumatic fever.
Also, Aschoff nodule.
named after Ludwig Aschoff (died 1942), German pathologist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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aschoff nodule in Medicine

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

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