gemistocytic astrocytoma


gemistocytic astrocytoma
an astrocytoma whose cells resemble gemistocytes; their cytoplasm is swollen, homogeneously hyaline, and acidophilic in appearance. Their tendency to undergo malignant transformation is variable.

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