from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spindle-shaped cell; a fusiform cell.
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Experimenting with the spindle-cell sarcoma, Rous injected the tumor in one chicken into another chicken and found that the cancer could be transmitted from one bird to another.
“I have propagated a spindle-cell sarcoma of the common foul into its fourth generation,” he wrote.
174 “I have propagated a spindle-cell sarcoma”: Rous, “A Transmissible Avian Neoplasm.”