Schüffner's dot

[shufnərz, shüf-]


Any of the fine, round, uniformly red or red-yellow staining dots occurring in red blood cells infected with Plasmodium vivax or P. ovale.Schüffner's granule

Nearby words

  1. sphenorbital,
  2. sphenotic,
  3. spher-,
  4. spheral,
  5. spherality,
  6. sphere of influence,
  7. spherical,
  8. spherical aberration,
  9. spherical angle,
  10. spherical astronomy

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.