Distortion of the erythrocyte membrane giving a spiky, echinocyte, morphology. Results from ATP depletion or an excess of lipid species in the external lipid layer of the membrane.
Crenation (from modern Latin crenatus meaning `scalloped or notched`, from popular Latin crena meaning `notch`) in botany and zoology, describes an object`s shape, especially a leaf or shell, as being round-toothed or having a scalloped edge. The descriptor can apply to objects of different types, including cells, where one mechanism of crena...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crenation
• (n.) The condition of being crenate. • (n.) A rounded tooth on the edge of a leaf.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/crenation/
<haematology> Distortion of the erythrocyte membrane giving a spiky, echinocyte, morphology. Results from ATP depletion or an excess of lipid species in the external lipid layer of the membrane. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(kre-na´shәn) the formation of abnormal notching around the edge of an erythrocyte (burr cell). the notched appearance of an erythrocyte due to its shrinkage after suspension in a hypertonic solution. Crenated erythocytes.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
(kru1-na;shun) A notched or scalloped appearance of the red blood cell membrane caused by the osmotic loss of water from these cells.Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
Cre·na'tion noun 1. (Botany)
A rounded tooth on the edge of a leaf. 2.
The condition of being crenate. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/185
crenation 1. A rounded projection from the edge or surface of something such as a plant leaf or a coin. 2. A scalloped edge, or a surface with rounded projections. 3. A medical condition in which the red blood cells shrink and develop multiple indentations and protrusions.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/561/
Type: Term Pronunciation: krē-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The process of becoming, or state of being, crenated.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=21182
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