elliptocyte


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elliptocyte

 [e-lip´to-sīt]
an abnormal oval or elliptical erythrocyte, as seen in elliptocytosis. Called also ovalocyte.

elliptocyte

/el·lip·to·cyte/ (e-lip´to-sīt) an oval or elliptical erythrocyte.

elliptocyte

[ilip′təsīt]
Etymology: Gk, elleipsis, ellipse, kytos, cell
an oval red blood cell. See also elliptocytosis, ovalocytes, ovalocytosis.
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Elliptocyte

el·lip·to·cyte

(ē-lip'tō-sīt)
An elliptic red blood corpuscle found normally in the lower vertebrates with the exception of Cyclostomata; in mammals it normally occurs only in camels, hence cameloid cell.
Synonym(s): ovalocyte.
[G. elleipsis, a leaving out, an ellipse, + kytos, cell]

elliptocyte

an oval-shaped erythrocyte. Seen in non-mammalian species and members of the Camelidae family. Called also ovalocyte.
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In severe cases, elliptocytes may accompany microcytes and hypochromic red cells on blood films.
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Rodgers MS, Cheng C, Kass L Elliptocytes and tailed poikilocytes correlate with severity of iron-deficiency anemia.
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