a particle that takes a characteristic stain, found in a virus-infected cell.
(pathol) any of the small particles found in the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells infected with certain viruses
inclusion body n.
An abnormal structure in a cell nucleus or cytoplasm having characteristic staining properties and associated especially with certain viral infections, such as rabies and smallpox.
- Inclusion body disease
inclusion body disease n. See cytomegalic inclusion disease.
- Inclusion body encephalitis
inclusion body encephalitis n. A usually fatal disease that appears to result from persistent measles virus infection, causing inflammation in both the white and gray matter and characterized by the presence of nuclear inclusion bodies.
- Inclusion cell
inclusion cell n. A cultured skin fibroblast containing membrane-bound inclusions. Also called I cell.
- Inclusion cell disease
inclusion cell disease n. See mucolipidosis II.