Auer bodies

Auer bodies
finely granular lamellar bodies having acid phosphatase activity; they are found in the cytoplasm of myeloblasts, myelocytes, monoblasts, granular histiocytes, and occasionally plasma cells, but never lymphoblasts or lymphocytes; their presence is virtually pathognomonic of leukemia. Called also Auer rods.

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