Reed-Sternberg cell

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Dorothy Reed Mendenhall and Carl Sternberg, who provided the first definitive microscopic descriptions of Hodgkin's disease.

Noun[edit]

Reed-Sternberg cell (plural Reed-Sternberg cells)

  1. (oncology) A giant lymphocyte characteristic of Hodgkin's lymphoma.