Taber's Medical Dictionary

Charcot-Leyden crystal

(shăr-kō′lī′dĕn )

[Charcot; Ernest V. von Leyden, Ger. physician, 1832-1910]
A type of colorless, hexagonal, double-pointed, often needle-like crystal found in the sputum in asthma and bronchial bronchitis or in the feces in ulceration of the intestine, esp. amebiasis.

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