acanthocyte

noun
acan·​tho·​cyte | \ ə-ˈkan(t)-thə-ˌsīt How to pronounce acanthocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of acanthocyte

: an abnormal red blood cell having several unevenly spaced and variously shaped cytoplasmic projections with blunt tips The presence of acanthocytes implies advanced liver disease and carries a worse prognosis.— Bruce R. Bacon et al., Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology

called also spur cell

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“Acanthocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acanthocyte. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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