leptocyte

A target or Mexican hat cell, i.e., an unusually thin or flattened red blood cell in which there is a central rounded area of pigmented material, a middle clear zone that contains no pigment, and an outer pigmented rim at the edge of the cell. Leptocytes are thought to be erythrocytes in which the cellular envelope or membrane is unusually large in...
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leptocyte

(lepĀ“to-sīt) target cell.
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leptocyte

leptocyte An abnormally thin erythrocyte. Such an erythrocyte is thinner than normal and hence appears hypochromic. It is commonly observed in iron deficiency anemia, thalassemias, chronic inflammatory disorders, and other conditions.
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leptocyte

Type: Term Pronunciation: lep′tō-sīt Definitions: 1. A target or Mexican hat cell, an unusually thin or flattened red blood cell with a central rounded area of pigmented material, a middle clear zone that contains no pigment, and an outer pigmented rim at the edge of the cell. Leptocytes are thought to be erythrocytes in which the c...
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