elliptocytosis

noun
el·​lip·​to·​cy·​to·​sis | \ i-ˌlip-tə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce elliptocytosis (audio) \
plural elliptocytoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce elliptocytoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of elliptocytosis

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/elliptocytosis. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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