siderocyte


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siderocyte

 [sid´er-o-sīt″]
a red blood cell containing nonhemoglobin iron.

sid·er·o·cyte

(sid'ĕr-ō-sīt'),
An erythrocyte containing granules of free iron, as detected by the Prussian blue reaction, in the blood of normal fetuses, where they constitute from 0.10-4.5% of the erythrocytes.
[sidero- + G. kytos, cell]

siderocyte

/sid·ero·cyte/ (-sīt″) an erythrocyte containing nonhemoglobin iron.

siderocyte

(sĭd′ər-ə-sīt′)
n.
A red blood cell containing granules of iron that are not part of the cell's hemoglobin.

siderocyte

[sid′ərosīt′]
Etymology: Gk, sideros, iron, kytos, cell
an abnormal erythrocyte in which particles of nonhemoglobin iron are visible as siderotic granules, also called Pappenheimer bodies.

siderocyte

A non-nucleated red cell with iron granules (Pappenheimer bodies); siderocytes constitute 0.1–4.5% of foetal RBCs, and are abnormally increased in sideroblastic anaemia, haemosiderosis and haemoglobinopathies.

Specimen
Smears of peripheral blood or bone marrow on a glass slide.
 
Method
Prussian blue stain.

sid·er·o·cyte

(sid'ĕr-ō-sīt)
An erythrocyte containing granules of free iron, as detected by the Prussian blue reaction, in the blood of normal fetuses, where they constitute 0.10-4.5% of erythrocytes.
[sidero- + G. kytos, cell]

siderocyte

a red blood cell containing iron-positive, focal basophilic stippling, siderotic inclusions. Seen in dogs with lead poisoning and types of hemolytic anemia.