inclusion body

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inclusion body

n.
An abnormal structure in a cell nucleus or cytoplasm having characteristic staining properties and usually composed of protein, occurring primarily in infectious diseases, especially viral infections such as rabies.

inclusion body

n
(Pathology) pathol any of the small particles found in the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells infected with certain viruses
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Noun1.inclusion body - any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases); "an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell"
body - an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
plasmid, plasmid DNA - a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication
cancer body, Russell's body - an inclusion body found in plasma cells in cases of cancer