Meaning of Paschen body in English:

Paschen body

Pronunciation /ˌpaʃn ˈbɒdi/


rare Pathology
  • Any of numerous inclusion bodies in the cytoplasm of skin cells in cases of smallpox, cowpox, and monkeypox, now thought to be aggregates of poxvirus particles. Usually in plural.


1930s; earliest use found in Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology. From the name of Enrique Paschen, Mexican-born German bacteriologist, who described the particles + body.