leptocyte

[ lĕptə-sīt′ ]

n.

An abnormally thin or flattened red blood cell having a central rounded pigmented area, a middle pigmentless zone, and a pigmented edge.

Nearby words

  1. lepto-,
  2. leptocephalic,
  3. leptocephalus,
  4. leptocephaly,
  5. leptocercal,
  6. leptocytosis,
  7. leptodactylous,
  8. leptokurtic,
  9. leptokurtosis,
  10. leptomeninges


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