chromatoid body

chromatoid body
one of the dense accumulations of RNA found in the cysts of certain amebae (e.g., Entamoeba species), manifested as a deeply staining rodlike body. Called also chromatoid bar.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • chromatoid body — A body containing ribonucleoprotein material found near the nucleus during certain stages of spermatogenesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chromatoid — A refractile substance composed of chromatin, thought to be a nonglycogen food reserve contained within the cytoplasm of certain protozoa; seen in cysts of Entamoeba histolytica as rounded bars or chromatoidal bodies in contrast to the splintery… …   Medical dictionary

  • chromatoid bar — see under body …   Medical dictionary

  • accessory body — Argyrophil particles obtained from Golgi bodies in spermatocytes; see chromatoid body …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chromatic body — see chromatoid body …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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