Band Form

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Haematology See Band
Parasitology A mature trophozoite intraerythrocytic form of Plasmodium malariae


1. a part, structure or appliance that binds.
2. in histology, a zone of a myofibril of striated muscle.
3. in cytogenetics, a segment of a chromosome stained brighter or darker than the adjacent bands; used in identifying the chromosomes and in determining the exact extent of chromosomal abnormalities. Called Q-bands, G-bands, C-bands, T-bands, etc., according to the staining method used.
3. an American term for a group of range sheep, usually about 1,000, that is ranged by a single herder.

band form
an immature polymorphonuclear leukocyte. See also shift to the left.