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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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19] For both protagonists, their methods of maintaining a ghostlike position--namely, by the creation of supplementary personae they can hide behind--turn out to be self-destructive because their strategies do not resolve the lurking threat of "slipping" into a reproduction of the abusive father-sovereign--to give up the artificial separation of ghost identity and traditional masculine persona in order to "become" the persona for good.
Outposts and isolated bases should be built for two reasons: for supplying counterinsurgency units and as traps for insurgents, to force battle upon a ghostlike enemy using hit-and-run tactics.
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.
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.
As the morning dawned, the far tree line was alive with whitetails appearing and disappearing ghostlike while feeding on acorns.
As soon as the soft pink hues of dawn began painting the eastern sky, I could see the ghostlike forms of deer moving at the edge of the closest cornfield about 75 yards away.
There remains in the poem a ghostlike essence similar to the sound of mourning which resolves the narrative into a final paradox: the uncertainty of sleepless sleep.
When Skilling's first wife took the stand, I wrote that "she was ghostlike in her mien and manner, tremulous but somehow firm in her quiet and terse answers.
Once accessible only by boat, the area exudes a woodsy tranquility: The 26,000-acre lake stretches before us, surrounded by forests of cedar and hemlock through which deer glide ghostlike, the silence interrupted only by the sound of the occasional motorboat.