Schistocyte meaning

shĭstə-sīt
A red blood cell having an abnormal shape as a result of fragmentation that occurs as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.
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A red blood cell having an abnormal shape as a result of fragmentation that occurs as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.
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A red blood cell that has been fragmented by passage through damaged small vessels.
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Origin of schistocyte

  • Greek skhistos split schist –cyte

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From schisto- +"Ž -cyte.

    From Wiktionary