schistocyte

A variety of poikilocyte that owes its abnormal shape to fragmentation occurring as the cell flows through damaged small vessels. SYN: schizocyte. [schisto- + G. kytos, cell]

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schis·to·cyte 'shis-tə-.sīt, 'skis- n a hemoglobin-containing fragment of a red blood cell

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schis·to·cyte (shisґ-) (skisґto-sīt) a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemias; called also helmet cell and schizocyte.

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  • Schistocyte — Peripheral blood (MGG stain): patient with hemolytic uremic syndrome A schistocyte or schizocyte (from Greek schistos for divided or schistein for to split , and kytos for hollow or cell ) is a fragmented part of a red blood cell. Schistocytes… …   Wikipedia

  • Schistocyte — Frottis sanguin montrant des schistocytes chez un patient avec un syndrome hémolytique et urémique. Les schizocytes sont des fragments de globule rouge à bords souvent déchiquetés, de forme extrêmement variable et décrits sous des noms divers.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • schistocyte — schis·to·cyte (shĭsʹtə sīt ) n. 1. A red blood cell undergoing fragmentation. 2. A fragmented part of a red blood cell.   [Greek skhistos, split; see schist + cyte.] * * * …   Universalium

  • schistocyte — noun a red blood cell that has been fragmented by passage through damaged small vessels …   Wiktionary

  • schistocyte — schis·to·cyte …   English syllables

  • schistocyte — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary schisto + cyte 1. : a very small red blood cell 2. : a fragmenting red blood cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • helmet cell — schistocyte …   Medical dictionary

  • schizocyte — SYN: schistocyte. [schizo + G. kytos, cell] * * * schizo·cyte (skizґo sīt) schistocyte …   Medical dictionary

  • schistocit — SCHISTOCÍT s.n. Fragment al unei hematii; schizocit. [< fr. schistocyte, cf. gr. schistos – fisură, kytos – celulă]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SCHISTOCÍT s. n. schizocit. (< fr. schistocyte) Trimis de raduborza,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing an advanced thrombotic microangiopathy, as may be seen in TTP. Kidney biopsy. PAS stain …   Wikipedia

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