charcot-leyden crystals

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Charcot-Leyden crystals Charcot-Ley·den crystals (-līd'n)
pl.n.
Crystals in the shape of elongated double pyramids, formed from eosinophils, found in the sputum in bronchial asthma and in the feces in some intestinal infections.

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