- 1. A cell whose protoplasm contains single and double granules of varying size stainable with hematoxylin; seen in lesions of lichen planus. SYN: Lipschütz cell. 2. A lymphocyte with a cleaved nucleus. 3. A nondividing, activated B cell that expresses membrane immunoglobulin. [centro- + G. kytos, cell]
* * *cen·tro·cyte (senґtro-sīt″) [centro- + -cyte] a general term encompassing both large cleaved and small cleaved follicular center cells.
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