crenation


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crenation

 [kre-na´shun]
1. the formation of abnormal notching around the edge of an erythrocyte (burr cell).
2. the notched appearance of an erythrocyte due to its shrinkage after suspension in a hypertonic solution.

cre·na·tion

(krē-nā'shŭn),
The process of becoming, or state of being, crenated.

crenation

/cre·na·tion/ (kren-a´shun) the formation of abnormal notching around the edge of an erythrocyte; the notched appearance of an erythrocyte due to its shrinkage after suspension in a hypertonic solution.
Crenated erythocytes.

crenation

(krĭ-nā′shən)
n.
1. A rounded projection, as on the margin of a shell.
2. The condition or state of being crenate.
3. A process resulting from osmosis in which red blood cells, in a hypertonic solution, undergo shrinkage and acquire a notched or scalloped surface.

crenation

[krinā′shən]
Etymology: L, crena, notch
the formation of notches or leaflike scalloped edges on an object. Red blood cells exposed to a hypertonic saline solution acquire a notched, shriveled surface as a result of the osmotic effect of the solution. They are then called crenated red blood cells. crenate, crenated, adj.

crenation

the formation of abnormal notching around the edge of an erythrocyte; the notched appearance of an erythrocyte due to its shrinkage after suspension in a hypertonic solution.