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Glossary: Reed-Sternberg cell, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Reed-Sternberg cell

(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.

Reed-Sternberg cell; photograph shows normal lymphocytes compared with a Reed-Sternberg cell.

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