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acanthocyte

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

Origin of acanthocyte

First recorded in 1980–85; acantho- + -cyte
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acanthocyte in Medicine

acanthocyte

(ə-kănthə-sīt′)
n.
  1. A red blood cell characterized by multiple spiny cytoplasmic projections and found in acanthocytosis.acanthrocyte
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