A hereditary deformation of red blood cells, which are swollen and cup-shaped, causing congenital hemolytic anemia. SEE ALSO: Rh null syndrome.

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sto·ma·to·cy·to·sis (sto″mə-to-si-toґsis) the presence of stomatocytes in the blood, as seen in liver disease, Rh null syndrome, a rare congenital type of hemolytic anemia, and a few other conditions. Called also hydrocytosis.

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