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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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Iron was increased with decreased siderocytes and sideroblasts in 47 (82.4%) patients, absent in 6 (10.5%) and present in 4 (7.0%) patients.
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.