target cell n.
A red blood cell having a dark center surrounded by a light band that is itself encircled by a darker ring, and occurring in certain anemias and after splenectomy.
A cell selectively affected by a particular agent, such as a virus, drug, or hormone.
|1.||any cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.|
|2.||an abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center; associated with anemia|