acanthocytosis

noun
acan·tho·cy·to·sis | \ə-ˌkan(t)-thə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs \
plural acanthocytoses\-ˈtō-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of acanthocytosis 

1 : 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, 2009

2 : an abnormal state characterized by the presence of acanthocytes in the blood especially : abetalipoproteinemia hereditary acanthocytosis

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