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acanthocyte

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

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