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Schuffner's dots

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

medical Definition of Schuffner's dots

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

Biographical Note for schuffner's dots

  • Schüffner play \ˈshᵫf-nər\, 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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