crescent bodies

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A hypochromic, crescent-shaped erythrocyte, probably resulting from artifactual rupture of a red blood cell.
Synonym(s): achromacyte, achromatocyte, crescent bodies, ghost corpuscle, phantom corpuscle, Ponfick shadow, selenoid bodies, semilunar bodies, shadow (3) , Traube corpuscle.
[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color, + kytos, hollow (cell)]
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