from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spindle-shaped cell; a fusiform cell.


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  • Experimenting with the spindle-cell sarcoma, Rous injected the tumor in one chicken into another chicken and found that the cancer could be transmitted from one bird to another.

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  • “I have propagated a spindle-cell sarcoma of the common foul into its fourth generation,” he wrote.

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  • 174 “I have propagated a spindle-cell sarcoma”: Rous, “A Transmissible Avian Neoplasm.”

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