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siderocyte

 [sid´er-o-sīt″]
a red blood cell containing nonhemoglobin iron.
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sid·er·o·cyte

(sid'ĕr-ō-sīt'),
An erythrocyte containing granules of free iron, as detected by the Prussian blue reaction, in the blood of normal fetuses, where they constitute from 0.10-4.5% of the erythrocytes.
[sidero- + G. kytos, cell]
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siderocyte

(sĭd′ər-ə-sīt′)
n.
A red blood cell containing granules of iron that are not part of the cell's hemoglobin.
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siderocyte

A non-nucleated red cell with iron granules (Pappenheimer bodies); siderocytes constitute 0.1–4.5% of foetal RBCs, and are abnormally increased in sideroblastic anaemia, haemosiderosis and haemoglobinopathies.

Specimen
Smears of peripheral blood or bone marrow on a glass slide.
 
Method
Prussian blue stain.
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sid·er·o·cyte

(sid'ĕr-ō-sīt)
An erythrocyte containing granules of free iron, as detected by the Prussian blue reaction, in the blood of normal fetuses, where they constitute 0.10-4.5% of erythrocytes.
[sidero- + G. kytos, cell]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012