(n.) A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.
(v. t.) To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.
(imp. & p. p.) of Thicken
(1) These immunocytochemical studies clearly demonstrated that cells encountered within the fibrous intimal thickening in the vein graft were inevitably smooth muscle cell in origin.
(2) Furthermore echography revealed a collateral subperiosteal edema and a moderate thickening of extraocular muscles and bone periostitis, a massive swelling of muscles and bone defects in subperiosteal abscesses as well as encapsulated abscesses of the orbit and a concomitant retrobulbar neuritis in orbital cellulitis.
(3) Aside from these characteristic findings of HCC, it was important to reveal the following features for the diagnosis of well differentiated type of small HCC: variable thickening or distortion of trabecular structure in association with nuclear crowding, acinar formation, selective cytoplasmic accumulation of Mallory bodies, nuclear abnormalities consisting of thickening of nucleolus, hepatic cords in close contact with bile ducts or blood vessels, and hepatocytes growing in a fibrous environment.
(4) The wall of the yolk sac thickens as a result of this infolding and the densely packed capillaries.
(5) Strong correlations were found also between postsystolic shortening and thickening measured immediately before reperfusion and systolic shortening and thickening measured after recovery at 2-3 weeks (r = 0.73, n = 28; p less than 0.001 for shortening; r = 0.79, n = 12; p less than 0.01 for thickening).
(6) During development of the tubular cysts the cystic BM appeared thickened and multilayered, with numerous matrix vesicles.
(7) Fibrinogen was scattered in the intercellular spaces, and located in the inner layer or edges of the thickened intima of the bifurcation with increasing plaque formation.
(8) In castrates, the prostatic stroma became thickened, with a large increase in fibrous material between and surrounding each acinus, although smooth muscle cells retained their normal cytology.
(9) Confirmatory tests of sinus disease are transillumination (useful in adolescents if interpretation is confined to the extremes--normal or absent); radiographic findings of opacification, mucous membrane thickening, or an air-fluid level; and sinus aspiration (indicated for severe pain, clinical failures, or complicated disease).
(10) (1986) described the connective tissue thickening and named it the mandibulo-stylohyoid ligament because of its arrangement and attachments.
(11) 6 patients had thickened pericardium, and 3 had constrictive features.
(12) In abnormal arteries such as small vessels present in inflammatory tissue, the IEL was frequently discontinuous and associated with intimal thickening.
(13) The calculations revealed that local hypoxia and lipoprotein accumulation may occur at the ridges, leading to subsequent intimal thickening and ridge growth.
(14) Light microscopy of the kidneys revealed mesangial expansion, glomerular capillary wall thickening, and lumenal thrombosis.
(15) This case suggests that myocardial inflammation and edema may cause thickening of the ventricular wall during the course of acute myocarditis.
(16) Light microscopic examination of irregularly thickened white and black portions of abnormal scales demonstrated two distinctive populations of pigment-containing cells.
(17) Adenosine triphosphatase activity in some synaptic vesicles and mitochondria, on pre- and postsynaptic membranes, as well as in the postsynaptic thickening was established.
(18) At the former site the membrane overlying the bud showed an electron opaque thickening which imparted to the mature particle an asymmetrical appearance.
(19) Interalveolar septa were hypercellular and multifocally thickened.
(20) Thickening of the gallbladder wall, a subserosal "halo" of edema, pericholecystic abscess, and marked gallbladder distention were consistent findings in AAC.