poikilocyte

/ (ˈpɔɪkɪləʊˌsaɪt) /

noun

an abnormally shaped red blood cell

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Word Origin for poikilocyte

C19: from Greek poikilos various + -cyte
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Medical definitions for poikilocyte

poikilocyte
[ poikə-lə-sīt′, poi-kĭlə- ]

n.

A red blood cell of irregular shape.
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