An abnormally shaped red blood cell with a single point or elongation. This form of poikilocyte is associated with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia.
Synonym(s): teardrop cell.
[dacryo- + -cyte]
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For morphological analysis, abnormal erythrocyte morphology such as stomatocytes, acanthocytes, schistocytes, and dacryocytes could be observed following pristane injection.
A blood smear also showed multiple dacryocytes, indicating that metastatic disease had infiltrated the bone marrow.