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Aschoff body

or Aschoff nodule

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