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xantho-

Tuesday 7 March 2006

The radical xantho- signifies yellow or orange. It is applies to macroscopically yellow lesions (xanthogranulomatous inflammation) or tumors (as xanthomas or juvenile xantjogranuloma).This peculiar appearance is due to the presence of numerous lipid-laden macrophages or lipid-laden cells.

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- terminology
- radicals