echinocyte


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e·chi·no·cyte

(e-kī'-nō-sīt),
A crenated red blood cell.
[echino- + G. kytos, cell]

echinocyte

/echi·no·cyte/ (e-ki´no-sīt) burr cell.

echinocyte

See burr cell.

echinocyte

Burr cell, crenated cell Hematology An RBC with 30+ crenations, bumps or spurs, which reflect damage to the normal cell membrane by various lytics–eg, saponin, bile salts, ionic detergents, lecithin; slow drying; aged blood; rarely, echinocytes reflect disease–eg, uremia or pyruvate kinase deficiency. See Red blood cells.

e·chi·no·cyte

(e-kī'-nō-sīt)
A crenated red blood cell.
[echino- + G. kytos, cell]

echinocyte

A red blood cell with a crenated or spiky surface.

echinocyte

a crenated erythrocyte with 10 to 30 spicules; resembles a sea urchin. An expected finding in a smear of porcine blood.
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2000), we found that echinocytes can be further progressed into spherocytes (Figure 1A) by prolonged exposure to [Hg.
Section II discusses the specifics of grading individual red blood cell abnormalities and defines a grading system described in words and images for anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, microcytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, blister cells, target cells, teardrop cells, schistocytes, sickle cells, spherocytes, acanthocytes, echinocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes, Howell-Jolly bodies, basophilic stippling, Pappenheimer bodies, rouleaux, and agglutination.

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