a.1.Shaped like a pencil; penicillate.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Briefly, tumors were considered intestinal type if they had complex architecture, luminal necrotic debris, and pencillate, pseudostratified nuclei.
The most common type of dysplasia is that resembling dysplasia of conventional adenomas characterized by elongated pencillate nuclei with hyperchromasia, nuclear pseudostratification, and amphophilic cytoplasm, with frequent loss of expression of MLH1 by immunohistochemistry (Figure 3).
(44, 46, 49) The hallmark TSA cells are tall with a pencillate nucleus and eosinophilic cytoplasm (Figure 5, A through D).