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schistocyte

 [shis´-, skis´to-sīt]
a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemia; called also helmet cell and schizocyte.

schis·to·cyte

(skis'tō-sīt),
A variety of poikilocyte that owes its abnormal shape to fragmentation occurring as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.
Synonym(s): schizocyte
[schisto- + G. kytos, cell]

schistocyte

/schis·to·cyte/ (shis´-) (skis´to-sīt) burr cell; a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemia.

schistocyte

(shĭs′tə-sīt′)
n.
A red blood cell having an abnormal shape as a result of fragmentation that occurs as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.

schistocyte

[shis′təsīt]
Etymology: Gk, schistos, cleft, kytos, cell
an erythrocyte cell fragment characteristic of hemolysis or cell fragmentation associated with severe burns, microangiopathic hemolytic anemias, and intravascular coagulation. Also called schizocyte.
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Schistocyte

schistocyte

A fragmented red cell which arises from either an intrinsic increase in cell fragility or due to intravascular rugosities that traumatise cells; schistocytes are a nonspecific finding seen in hemolysis, trauma, prosthetic heart valves, megaloblastic and microangiopathic anaemioccidianhemolytic uremic syndrome, TTP.

ker·a·to·cyte

(ker'ă-tō-sīt)
1. The fibroblastic stromal cell of the cornea.
2. A variety of poikilocyte that owes its abnormal shape to fragmentation occurring as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.
Synonym(s): schistocyte.

schistocyte

(skis'to-sit) [? + kytos, cell]
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SCHISTOCYTE: In peripheral blood (×600)
A fragmented red blood cell that appears in the blood in a variety of bizarre shapes, from small triangular forms to round cells with irregular surfaces. Schistocytes are found in patients with hemolytic anemias, severe burns, and several other conditions. Synonym: schizocyte See: illustration
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schistocyte

a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemia.
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Fragmented red cells were present on blood film on day 3.
Both had evidence of microvascular haemolysis with anaemia, increased bilirubin, increased lactate dehydrogenase and fragmented red cells on microscopy.