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poikilo- +‎ -cyte


poikilocyte (plural poikilocytes)

  1. (physiology) An irregular form of corpuscle found in the blood in cases of profound anaemia, probably a degenerated red blood corpuscle.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for poikilocyte in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)