schistocyte

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English[edit]

Peripheral blood smear showing numerous schistocytes in a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Etymology[edit]

From schisto- +‎ -cyte.

Noun[edit]

schistocyte (plural schistocytes)

  1. a jagged red blood cell fragment without central pallor, consequent to passage through small vessels with microthrombi, leaky prosthetic heart valves etc.

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