Maurer dots


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Mau·rer dots

(mowr'ĕr),
finely granular precipitates or irregular cytoplasmic particles that usually occur diffusely in red blood cells infected with the trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum, occasionally those of P. malariae; rarely observed in P. falciparum blood smears because its trophozoites seldom are seen in peripheral blood.
Synonym(s): Maurer clefts

Mau·rer dots

(mow'rĕr dots)
Finely granular precipitates or irregular cytoplasmic particles that usually occur diffusely in red blood cells infected with the trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum, occasionally those of P. malariae; only rarely observed in blood smears of P. falciparum because its trophozoites are seldom seen in peripheral blood.

Maurer dots

(mow′ĕr)
[Georg Maurer, Ger. physician in Sumatra, b. 1909]
Coarse stippling of the red cells seen in malaria, caused by Plasmodium falciparum.

Maurer,

Georg, German physician in Sumatra, 1909–.
Maurer clefts - Synonym(s): Maurer dots
Maurer dots - finely granular precipitates or irregular cytoplasmic particles that usually occur diffusely in red blood cells infected with the trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum. Synonym(s): Maurer clefts