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noun, Pathology.
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.


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