acan·​tho·​cy·​to·​sis ə-ˌkan(t)-thə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce acanthocytosis (audio)
plural acanthocytoses -ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce acanthocytosis (audio)
: the presence of acanthocytes in the blood
Acanthocytosis on the peripheral smear may be caused by acquired liver disease …Patricia A. Oneal et al., in Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Hematology
: an abnormal state characterized by the presence of acanthocytes in the blood
especially : abetalipoproteinemia
hereditary acanthocytosis

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“Acanthocytosis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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