haemoconia

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haemoconia

An obsolete, nonspecific term for small refractive particles in the blood, which are thought to correspond to lipid material and/or stroma from fragmented erythrocytes; it is not used in the working medical parlance.

he·mo·co·ni·a

(hē'mō-kō'nē-ă)
Small, refractive particles in the circulating blood, probably lipid material associated with fragmented stroma from red blood cells.
Synonym(s): haemoconia.
[hemo- + G. konis, dust]
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