Auer rods -->
Auer bodies
medical dictionary

Rod-shaped structures of uncertain nature in the cytoplasm of immature myeloid cells, especially myeloblasts, in acute myelocytic leukaemia; may be an abnormal form of lysosomes; they contain peroxidase and acid phosphatase, and stain red by azure-eosin stains.

Synonyms: Auer rods.

(05 Mar 2000)