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  • adj. Attributive form of mast cell, noun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to certain large wandering cells of the leucocyte type, found, in the blood and connective tissues under normal but more especially under pathological conditions, such as those of leucemia, chronic inflammation, etc. See cut under lymphocyte.


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  • He had a rare form of mast-cell cancer that was untreatable.

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  • Preventive medications for asthma include inhaled corticosteroids, such as Pulmicort (budesonide) and Flovent (fluticasone); leukotriene-receptor antagonists, such as Singulair and Accolate; long-acting beta agonists, such as Serevent and Foradil; mast-cell stabilizers, such as Intal; and methylxanthines, such as Theo-Dur, according to the study.

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  • Lipomas (fatty tumors), cysts, and warts are common in older dogs and should get checked at your veterinarian just to be sure they aren’t some other tumor (malignant mast-cell tumors can mimic these benign growths).

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