codocyte

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An RBC with a central darker dimple, surrounded by a cleared space; codocytes are a typical finding in lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency (LCAT), and are common in thalassemia, HbC disease, sickle cell anemia, and combinations of the 3; codocytes may also be also seen in iron-deficiency anemia, in various forms of liver disease, and can be produced by blowing on a freshly made, still wet, blood smear

tar·get cell

(tahr'gĕt sel)
1. An erythrocyte in target cell anemia, with a dark center surrounded by a light band that again is encircled by a darker ring, thus resembling a target used in practice with firearms or archery; such cells also appear after splenectomy.
2. A cell lysed by cytotoxic T lymphocytes, as in graft rejection.
Synonym(s): codocyte, leptocyte, Mexican hat cell.

tar·get cell

(tahr'gĕt sel)
An erythrocyte in target cell anemia, with a dark center surrounded by a light band that again is encircled by a darker ring, thus resembling a target used in practice with firearms or archery; such cells also appear after splenectomy.
Synonym(s): leptocyte, Mexican hat cell.

codocyte

target cell.
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However, this system relies on erythrocyte volume and size, and the flow cytometer distinguishes erythrocytes on the basis of cellular diameter but cannot recognize dysmorphic erythrocytes with altered shape, such as acanthocytes or codocytes (8).