acanthocyte

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄκανθα (ákantha, thorn) + cell (cell)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): \əˈkæn.θoʊˌsaɪt/

Noun[edit]

acanthocyte (plural acanthocytes)

  1. (hematology) An erythrocyte that has a spiny appearance.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Clayton L., ed. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 5th. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co., 1993.