hereditary elliptocytosis

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peripheral blood smear of a hereditary elliptocytosis patient showing an abundant number of elliptocytes

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hereditary elliptocytosis (plural hereditary elliptocytoses)

  1. An inherited blood disorder in which, through a membrane defect, an abnormally large number of erythrocytes are elliptical, potentially leading to haemolytic anaemia.

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