malacoplakia


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malacoplakia

[‚mal·ə·kə′plā·kē·ə]
(medicine)
The accumulation of modified histiocytes (malacoplakia cells) to produce soft, pale, elevated plaques, usually in the urinary bladder of middle-aged women.
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