fluorocyte

fluor·o·cyte

(flōr'ō-sīt),
Term used occasionally for a reticulocyte that exhibits fluorescence.

fluorocyte

An obsolete term for a reticulocyte that fluoresces red under a black light due to porphyrin content; it is not used to working medical parlance.
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In 1932, van den Bergh and co-workers first identified metal-free protoporphyrin as a constituent of blood, an observation soon reported by others as being responsible for the "fluorocytes" found among circulating erythrocytes.