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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
[G. elleipsis, a leaving out, an ellipse, + kytos, cell]
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ovalocyte(ō′văl-ō-sīt″) [″ + Gr. kytos, cell]
An elliptical red blood corpuscle.
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