hairy cell

hairy cell
an abnormal white blood cell that has the appearance of an immature lymphocyte with fine hairlike cytoplasmic projections around the perimeter of the cell. It is found in a rare form of leukaemia (hairy-cell leukaemia) most commonly occurring in young men.

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a type of abnormal large leukocyte, probably in the B lymphocyte lineage, found in the blood in hairy cell leukemia; it has numerous irregular cytoplasmic villi that give it a flagellated or hairy appearance, a round or oval nucleus, gray-blue cytoplasm, moderately clumped nuclear chromatin, and small to imperceptible nucleoli. Called also tricholeukocyte.

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