Acanthocyte

Acanthocyte

May 25th – Acanthocyte (from the Greek word acantha, meaning ‘thorn’), in biology and medicine, refers to a form of red blood cell that has a spiked cell membrane, due to abnormal thorny projections. A similar term is spur cells. Often they may be confused with echinocytes or schistocytes. Acanthocytes have coarse, weirdly spaced, variably …

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