siderocyte


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sid·er·o·cyte

 (sĭd′ər-ə-sīt′)
n.
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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Iron was increased with decreased siderocytes and sideroblasts in 47 (82.
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.