hemophagocyte

he·mo·phag·o·cyte

(hē'mō-fag'ŏ-sīt)
A cell that engulfs and destroys blood cells, especially erythrocytes.
Synonym(s): haemophagocyte.
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hemophagocyte

(hē″mō-făg′ō-sīt) [″ + ″ + kytos, cell]
A phagocyte that ingests red blood cells.
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Not all hemophagocytes are created equally: appreciating the heterogeneity of the hemophagocytic syndromes.
In order to exclude malignancy as a cause of pancytopenia, bone marrow aspiration was performed, which showed the presence of hemophagocytes (Figure 1).