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Schuffner's dots

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noun plural Schuff·ner's dots \ˈshu̇f-nərz-\

Medical Definition of Schuffner's dots

  1. :  punctate granulations present in red blood cells invaded by the tertian malaria parasite—compare maurer's dots



Biographical Note for schuffner's dots

Schüff·ner \ˈshuef-nər\play Wilhelm August Paul (1867–1949), German pathologist. In 1904 Schüffner described small round granules appearing in the red blood cells of malarial patients; they are now known as Schuffner's dots.


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