Hemophagocyte | definition of hemophagocyte by Medical dictionary
A cell that engulfs and destroys blood cells, especially erythrocytes.
hemophagocyte (hē″mō-făg′ō-sīt) [″ + ″ + kytos, cell]
A phagocyte that ingests red blood cells.
References in periodicals archive
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