Acanthocytes

acanthocyte

[uh-kan-thuh-sahyt]
noun Pathology.
an abnormal red blood cell having spiny projections, found in the blood of persons with abetalipoproteinemia and certain malabsorption disorders.

Origin:
1980–85; acantho- + -cyte

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acanthocyte a·can·tho·cyte (ə-kān'thə-sīt')
n.
A red blood cell characterized by multiple spiny cytoplasmic projections and found in acanthocytosis. Also called acanthrocyte.

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