echinocyte

Type: Term Pronunciation: e-kī′-nō-sīt Definitions: 1. A crenated red blood cell.
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echinocyte

<haematology> Erythrocytes that have shrunk (in hypertonic medium) so that the surface is spiky. ... (19 Jan 1998) ...
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echinocyte

(e-ki┬┤no-sīt) burr cell.
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Echinocyte

Echinocyte (from the Greek word echinos, meaning `hedgehog` or `sea urchin`), in human biology and medicine, refers to a form of red blood cell that has an abnormal cell membrane characterized by many small, evenly spaced thorny projections. A more common term for these cells is burr cells. ==Physiology== Echinocytes are frequently confused wi...
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