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CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Older lesions show dense foam cells, Touton giant cells, and fibrosis.
Biopsies showed the characteristic histologic features of this disorder: a dense nodular granulomatous infiltrate with bizarre, foreign-body type giant cells and Touton giant cells surrounding areas of hyaline necrobiosis of collagen and cholesterol clefts.
Occasional Touton giant cells and inflammatory cells (especially eosinophils) are seen.