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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Perhaps, the duration of exercise was too short to cause any significant changes in reticulocyte and poikilocyte counts.
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.g., spherocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes)
In fact, Samantaa et al., (2016) have reported effect of chronic fluorosis toxicity in blood cells of albino rats showed different types of abnormal erythrocytes, poikilocytes, and schistocytes.
When the anaemia is more severe, there may be marked poikilocytosis with teardrop poikilocytes and red cell fragments.
Shape anomalies (poikilocytes) are pointers to specific diagnosis.
Blood smear showed poikilocytes with some tear drops and reticulocytes and was negative for malaria parasites.