tactoid

noun
tac·​toid | \ ˈtak-ˌtȯid How to pronounce tactoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of tactoid

: an elongated particle (as in a sickle cell, myosin, or fibrin) that appears as a spindle-shaped body under a polarizing microscope

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“Tactoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tactoid. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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