elliptocytosis

[ ĭ-lip′tō-sī-tōsĭs ]

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.ovalocytosis

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