Giant-Ceil Centrioles

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Science  17 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3768, pp. 1423-1424
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3768.1423


The giant cell of osteoclastic origin and the giant cell produced in response to foreign bodies are characterized by multiple nuclei. Electron microscopy of these multinucleated cells reveals a special centrosphere in the osteoclast, which is not typical of other types of giant cells.