Howell-Jolly body

noun
How·​ell-Jol·​ly body | \ ˈhau̇-əl-zhȯ-ˈlē- How to pronounce Howell-Jolly body (audio) , -ˈjäl-ē- How to pronounce Howell-Jolly body (audio) \

Medical Definition of Howell-Jolly body

: one of the basophilic granules that are probably nuclear fragments, that sometimes occur in red blood cells, and that indicate by their appearance in circulating blood that red cells are leaving the bone marrow while incompletely mature (as in certain anemias)

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“Howell-Jolly body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Howell-Jolly%20body. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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