Reed-Sternberg cell

Pronunciation: (reed-STERN-berg sel)

A type of cell that appears in people with Hodgkin disease. The number of these cells increases as the disease advances.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Reed-Sternberg cell. Reed-Sternberg cells are large, abnormal lymphocytes that may contain more than one nucleus. These cells are found in Hodgkin lymphoma.

Date last modified: 2008-01-03