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spur cell

noun

medical Definition of spur cell

: acanthocyte
  • Spur cells (acanthocytes), most often found in advanced alcoholic cirrhosis, reflect a still greater increase in membrane cholesterol.
  • —Paul D. Berk, in Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 22nd edition2004

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