schistocyte

[ shĭstə-sīt′, skĭs- ]

n.

A red blood cell having an abnormal shape as a result of fragmentation that occurs as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.

Nearby words

  1. southern gothic,
  2. southern hemisphere,
  3. southern ireland,
  4. southern lights,
  5. southern ocean,
  6. southern paiute,
  7. southern redbelly dace,
  8. southern rhodesia,
  9. southern rhodesian,
  10. southern slavs


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