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Adj.1.spindle-shaped - tapering at each end
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For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale.
The little spindle-shaped things in the centre are diatoms and may be disregarded since they are probably vegetable rather than animal.
Not a view in the world, either at Chambord or at the Alhambra, is more magic, more aerial, more enchanting, than that thicket of spires, tiny bell towers, chimneys, weather-vanes, winding staircases, lanterns through which the daylight makes its way, which seem cut out at a blow, pavilions, spindle-shaped turrets, or, as they were then called, "tournelles," all differing in form, in height, and attitude.
The root is fleshy and spindle-shaped and while pale in early years turns dark brown with age.
Histologically, the abdominal tumor comprised a mixed population of well-differentiated adipocytes (60% of the lesion) and spindle-shaped mesenchymal cells (40% of the lesion), (Figure 1D).
Histopathologically, the other nine polypoid tumors demonstrated polygonal, round, spindle-shaped features with vesicular nuclei cells arranged in trabecular, nested, and plexiform patterns in the submucosa and muscular layer, suggesting neuroendocrine cell proliferation (Figure 2).
Microscopic examination showed histological features of a mesenchymal neoplasm composed of loosely arranged plump to spindle-shaped myofibroblastic cells in an edematous myxoid background with proliferating blood vessels and an infiltrate of plasma cells, lymphocytes, and eosinophils [Figure 2].
The malignancy is characterized by spindle-shaped melanoma cells in dense, fibrous stroma.
Lymph nodal biopsy showed spindle-shaped histiocytes, filled with acid-fast bacilli on Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) stain, suggestive of MSP (figures 1A-1C).
Among these round particles, long spindle-shaped particles were shown.