koilocytosis

koilocytosis
Perinuclear vacuolation. SEE ALSO: koilocyte. [G. koilos, hollow, + kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

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koi·lo·cy·to·sis .kȯi-lə-sī-'tō-səs n the presence of koilocytes usu. in the anogenital region or the uterine cervix

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koi·lo·cy·to·sis (koi″lo-si-toґsis) [koilo- + cyt- + -osis] the presence of abnormal koilocytes that are vacuolated with clear cytoplasm or perinuclear halos and nuclear pyknosis. It is often seen in infections by human papillomavirus of epithelial layers of the uterine cervix or external anal or genital areas. See also koilocytotic atypia, under atypia, and condyloma acuminatum. koilocytotic adj

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