Maurer's dot



Any of the fine granular precipitates or irregular cytoplasmic particles usually present in red blood cells infected with the trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum.

Nearby words

  1. multituberculate,
  2. multitude,
  3. multitude of sins, cover a,
  4. multitudinous,
  5. multiuser system,
  6. multivalent vaccine,
  7. multivalued,
  8. multivalve,
  9. multivariate,
  10. multiverse

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