signet-ring cell

signet-ring cell
Cell (adipocyte) with a large central fat-filled vacuole that pushes the nucleus to one side to give an appearance reminiscent of a signet ring.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • signet ring cell — n a cell that has its nucleus shifted to one side by a large cytoplasmic vacuole and that occurs esp. in mucin producing adenocarcinomas esp. of the stomach * * * a cell in which the nucleus has been pressed to one side by an accumulation of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Signet ring cell — In histology, a signet ring cell is a malignant cell type seen predominantly in carcinomas. Signet ring cells are most frequently associated with stomach cancer, [Cancer Research UK. Signet Ring Cancer. URL:… …   Wikipedia

  • Signet ring cell carcinoma — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Gastric signet ring cell carcinoma. H E stain. DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = 8490/3 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D018279Signet ring cell carcinoma is an epilethial… …   Wikipedia

  • signet ring cell carcinoma — a type of highly malignant, mucus secreting tumor usually found in the stomach or intestine; the mucus secreting cells called signet ring cells are anaplastic …   Medical dictionary

  • signet ring cell carcinoma — A highly malignant type of cancer typically found in glandular cells that line the digestive organs. The cells resemble signet rings when examined under a microscope …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • signet ring — n a malaria parasite in an intracellular developmental stage in which the nucleus is peripheral and the cytoplasm somewhat attenuated and annular * * * 1. a ring that has a much thicker portion; see under cell. 2. ring form …   Medical dictionary

  • signet cell — sig·net cell sig nət n SIGNET RING CELL …   Medical dictionary

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

  • ring form — the early trophozoite in the erythrocytic stage of the life cycle of hemosporian protozoa, which after Romanovsky staining has blue cytoplasm surrounding a clear zone with a red nucleus at one side, giving the cell the appearance of a signet ring …   Medical dictionary

  • ring — 1. A circular band surrounding a wide central opening; a r. shaped or circular structure surrounding an opening or level area. SYN: anulus [TA]. 2. The closed ( i.e., endless) chain of atoms in a cyclic compound; commonly used for “cyclic” or… …   Medical dictionary

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