Pathology dictionary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Acanthosis

Acute inflammation

Addendum

Adenoma

Adenocarcinoma

Adenosquamous carcinoma

Adipose tissue

Anaplastic

Anemia

Antibody

Apoptosis

Arteriovenous malformation

Atrophic

Atrophy

Atypia

Atypical

Atypical mitotic figure

Atypical mitosis​

AVM

B

Basal lymphoplasmacytosis

Benign

Biopsy

Breslow thickness

C

Calcification

Carcinoma

Carcinoma in situ

Carcinoid

Cautery artefact

CD34

Cholesterol cleft

Cribriform

Chronic inflammation

Chromatin

Crohn’s disease

Crypt abscess

Crypt distortion

Cryptitis

CK7

CK20

Cytokeratin

Cytokeratin 7

Cytokeratin 20

Cyst

D

Desmin

Desmoplasia

Differentiated

Diffuse

Distal

Duct

Dysplasia

E

EBER

Epithelial

Epithelium

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs (EBER)

Estrogen receptor

ER

Excision

Exophytic

Extranodal extension (ENE)

F

Fibroadenoma

Fibrosis

FISH

Flow

Fluorescence in situ hybridization

Foamy histiocyte

Focal

Frozen section

Fuhrman grade​

G

Gland

Grade

Granulation tissue

Granuloma

Gross

Gross description

H

Hamartoma

H&E

Helicobacter pylori

H. pylori

Hematoxylin and eosin

Hematopoietic cells

Heterogeneous

Her2

Homogeneous

HPV

Human papillomavirus

Hypercellular

Hyperplasia

Hyperchromatic

Hyperchromasia

Hypergranulosis

Hyperkeratosis

Hypocellular

I

IHC

Immunohistochemistry

Immunoglobulin

Immunoreactivity

Immunostain

Inadequate

Infiltrative

Infiltration

Inflammation

Inflammatory cell

Insufficient for diagnosis

Intercellular bridges

Intestinal metaplasia

In-transit metastasis

In toto

Invasion

J

K

Karyotype

Keratinization

Ki-67

KRAS

L

Lesion

Leukocyte

Limited for interpretation

LVI

Lymphocyte

Lymphocytosis

Lymphovascular invasion

Lymphoma

Lymph node

M

Margin

Mass

Malignant

Melanocyte

Melanoma

Metaplasia

Metastasis

Mesothelial cells

MIB-1

Mismatch repair (MMR)

Mitosis

Mitotic figure

Mucosa

Mucin

Multifocal

Myxoid

N

Neoplasm

Necrosis

Necrotizing granulomatous inflammation

Negative for malignancy

Neuroendocrine cell

Neuroendocrine tumour

Non-diagnostic

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation

Non-reactive

Non-small cell carcinoma

Nucleus

Nucleoli

O

Osteoid

P

p16

p40

p53

p63

Paneth cell metaplasia

Papillary

Perineural invasion

Plasma cell

Pleomorphic

PNI

Polyp

Precursor

Progesterone receptor

Proximal

PR

Prognosis

Poorly differentiated

Positive for malignancy

pTNM

Q

R

Reactive

Resection

Ring sideroblasts​

S

Sarcoma

Sarcomatoid

Signet ring cell

Solar elastosis

SOX10

Stoma

Stroma

Squamous cell

Squamous cell carcinoma

Special stain

Specimen

Spindle cell

Spongiosis

Spongiotic

T

Tangentially sectioned

Tumour

Tumour capsule​

Tumour deposit

Tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs)

Tumour regression

U

Ulcer

Ulcerative colitis

Undifferentiated

Urothelial cell​

V

Vasculitis

Viral cytopathic effects

Virus

W

Well differentiated

X

Y

Z

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