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A red blood cell containing granules of iron that are not part of the cell's hemoglobin.
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Noun1.siderocyte - an abnormal red blood cell containing granules of iron not bound in hemoglobin
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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Siderocytes had been noted on prior blood film examinations but it was not until this time that alcoholism was suggested as a cause, and that sideroblastic anaemia could be present in this patient.
19) Therefore, Howell-Jolly and Heinz bodies, siderocytes and other abnormal red blood cells may not be present on a peripheral smear, despite these patients having a history of splenectomy.
Iron stain on the smear showed numerous siderocytes with occasional ring sideroblasts present (Figure 4).