Definition of oat cell in English:

oat cell

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noun

Medicine
A small oval cell with little cytoplasm and a densely staining nucleus, characteristic of carcinoma of the bronchus: [as modifier]: oat cell carcinoma
More example sentences
  • A frozen-section diagnosis rendered during the thoracotomy was ‘tumor; probable lymphoma, small cell; rule out oat cell carcinoma.’
  • Small cell carcinomas, formerly called oat cell carcinomas, are easily recognized by pathologists, 3 respond to chemotherapy and irradiation, and are not a diagnostic problem.
  • While on a cruise, the patient met a man who claimed that daily self-medication with germanium had cured him of oat cell carcinoma of the lung that was diagnosed 15 years earlier.

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