Pyknocyte | definition of pyknocyte by Medical dictionary
a distorted and contracted, occasionally spiculed erythrocyte.
pyknocyte (pik'no-sit) [? + kytos, cell]
A form of spiculed red cell. See: spiculed red cell
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Zimmermann observed the presence of oncocytes in the sublingual gland and referred to these cells as "pyknocytes
" alluding to their condensed nuclear chromatin or pyknotic nuclei .