poikilocyte


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poikilocyte

(ˈpɔɪkɪləʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Pathology) an abnormally shaped red blood cell
[C19: from Greek poikilos various + -cyte]
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Thus, unexpected fallout from automated technology may have identified the first poikilocyte by serendipity.
RBC membrane defects ([greater than]10% of any individual poikilocyte not listed above; e.
Blood smear showed poikilocytes with some tear drops and reticulocytes and was negative for malaria parasites.
Peripheral blood smear showed normocytic, normochromic red blood cells (RBCs) and no teardrop poikilocytes or nucleated RBCs.
Patients with S/C disease have mild anemia and distinctive peripheral blood smears with target cells, "boat-shaped" cells, and S/C poikilocytes.