spherocyte

[ sfîrə-sīt′, sfĕr- ]

n.

A small spherical red blood cell, characteristic of hereditary spherocytosis and of certain hemolytic anemias.

Nearby words

  1. spherical trigonometry,
  2. spherically,
  3. sphericity,
  4. spherics,
  5. sphero-,
  6. spherocytic anemia,
  7. spherocytosis,
  8. spheroid,
  9. spheroidal,
  10. spheroidicity

Related formsspher′o•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.


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