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Meaning of acanthocyte

a•can•tho•cyte

Pronunciation: (u-kan'thu-sīt"), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an abnormal red blood cell having spiny projections, found in the blood of persons with abetalipoproteinemia and certain malabsorption disorders.
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