Aschoff body

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Aschoff body

[′ä‚shȯf ‚bäd·ē]
(medicine)
The lesion of rheumatic fever found around blood vessels in the myocardium.
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Aschoff bodies at necropsy in valvular heart disease.
Aschoff bodies in operatively excised atrial appendages and in papillary muscles.