elliptocytosis

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elliptocytosis el·lip·to·cy·to·sis (ĭ-lip'tō-sī-tō'sĭs)
n.
A relatively rare hereditary abnormality of red blood cells in which more than half of the cells are rod forms and elliptocytes. It is often associated with hemolytic anemia. Also called ovalocytosis.

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