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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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Medical definitions for acanthocyte

acanthocyte
[ ə-kănthə-sīt′ ]

n.

A red blood cell characterized by multiple spiny cytoplasmic projections and found in acanthocytosis.acanthrocyte
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