el·​lip·​to·​cy·​to·​sis i-ˌlip-tə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce elliptocytosis (audio)
plural elliptocytoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce elliptocytosis (audio)
: a human hereditary trait manifested by the presence in the blood of red blood cells which are oval in shape with rounded ends

called also ovalocytosis

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“Elliptocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/elliptocytosis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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