rouleaux

Cylindrical masses of red blood cells. Horse blood will spontaneously form rouleaux, in other species it can be induced by reducing the repulsion forces between erythrocytes.

Rouleaux

Rouleaux (singular is rouleau) are stacks of red blood cells (RBCs) which form because of the unique discoid shape of the cells in vertebrates. The flat surface of the discoid RBCs gives them a large surface area to make contact with and stick to each other; thus forming a rouleau. They occur when the plasma protein concentration is high, and beca...
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Rouleaux

• (pl. ) of Rouleau
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rouleaux

<haematology> Cylindrical masses of red blood cells. Horse blood will spontaneously form rouleaux, in other species it can be induced by reducing the repulsion forces between erythrocytes. ... (17 Dec 1997) ...
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