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spindle-shaped

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Definition of spindle-shaped in English:

adjective

Having a circular cross section and tapering towards each end: a spindle-shaped cell
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  • This tumor should be distinguished from collision tumors and carcinomas with foci of spindle-shaped epithelial cells.
  • The cells appeared pear-shaped or spindle-shaped and were different from round plasmatocytes, even with cytoplasmic filaments, or from flattened macrophages.
  • It is characterized by slit-like neovascular processes and the presence of proliferating endothelial cells, fibroblasts, infiltrating leukocytes, and a population of spindle-shaped tumor cells.

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