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ghost

(gōst),
A hemoglobin-depleted erythrocyte that has also lost most, if not all, of its internal proteins.

ghost

(gōst) a faint or shadowy figure lacking the customary substance of reality.
red cell ghost  an erythrocyte membrane that remains intact after hemolysis.

ghost

(gōst)
n.
Physiology A red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
Drug slang A regional term for LSD
Haematology Ghost cell The pale membrane of an haemoglobin-depleted red cell, which is virtually identical to all other cell membranes, and is thus used to study cell membrane structure and function
Medical journalism A person involved in research or in writing a paper who doesn’t receive proper credit or acknowledgement in any form
References in classic literature ?
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
Yes, but, Huck, ghosts don't travel around only at night.
Or would you know,' pursued the Ghost, `the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself?
But the young ladies soon persuaded themselves that the ghost had several heads, which he changed about as he pleased.
Any ghost that you let taste of the blood will talk with you like a reasonable being, but if you do not let them have any blood they will go away again.
Then you think," I continued aloud, "that we ought sometimes to ask a Ghost to sit down?
Yours is not the first story of a ghost and a pencil that I have heard.
 Accounting for the uncommon behavior of ghosts, Heine mentions
It was sufficiently surprising, no doubt, for just ahead, and almost at the roadside, though inside the cemetery, stood the ghost of Hetty Parlow.
Nay, sir," answered Partridge, "if you are not afraid of the devil, I can't help it; but to be sure, it is natural to be surprized at such things, though I know there is nothing in them: not that it was the ghost that surprized me, neither; for I should have known that to have been only a man in a strange dress; but when I saw the little man so frightened himself, it was that which took hold of me.
The Ghost is considered the fastest schooner in both the San Francisco and Victoria fleets.
Jacob must stop where he is; and the ghost may bring him his dinner, if the ghost pleases.