poikilocytosis

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English[edit]

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blood smear with red blood cells showing marked poikilocytosis, in part related to post-splenectomy status. A pseudo-Pelger-Huet nucleus is also shown, compatible with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Etymology[edit]

poikilo- +‎ cytosis

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɔɪ.kə.loʊˌsaɪˈtoʊ.sɪs/

Noun[edit]

poikilocytosis (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Presence in the blood of red blood cells with abnormal shape or an entirely different shape