balloon cell
Nonspecific description of any cell with abundant clear cytoplasm. May arise through a variety of causes and includes some carcinoid cells, hepatocytes following some forms of toxic insult, neurons or other cells in storage diseases and cells in some melanomas.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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