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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
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Zach's ghostlike position is not so much defined by a death-like isolation from the world, as in Trevor's case, but by acts of manipulation that are explicitly constructed as the expressions of a spiritual state of death in the novel (DB 169, 351, 392, 332).
Early scripts raised doubts about the Hiroshima decision and portrayed the effects of the atomic bombing in a way that would have shocked many viewers, with Hiroshima pictured as ghostlike ruins and a baby with a burned face.
Movement and flow of the figure in its surroundings have always been a fascination in my pursuits; gestures leave impressions in time and visually create ghostlike forms.
Weeds and shrubs have grown tall and ghostlike, framing the broken windows and doors on abandoned, muddied homes.
The resulting sound, still vaguely foreign, suggests that Chigurh has been beamed in from another dimension, making the ghostlike killing force all the more terrifying.
The world television audience saw the two ghostlike, groping figures moving slowly around .
Young Lisabeth tries to be a good girl, but it seems she is always "to messy" or "too picky" compared to the translucent, ghostlike figure of When-I-was-a-little-girl that Lisabeth's mother regularly invokes.
Adventurous souls who travel beyond the overlooks should keep their eyes out for ghostlike pictographs, thousand-year-old works attributed to the Fremont Indians.
The rolled hems sway, ghostlike, a mirage of heat, shimmering.
One of them, with a past of leaves on her robe bleached in ivory closed to a sky of birds scattered on black silver seems, dressed in departed flights and ghostlike, an aroma which carries, o roses
This is also the case in "La noche de Morgana," the best story in the collection, where the protagonist finds herself trapped in the ghostlike city of Lima as she trys to return home during a military curfew.