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Definition of the noun acanthocyte

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noun - plural: -

  1. an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic terms: erythrocyte / RBC / red blood cell = a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues

Alternative definition of the noun acanthocyte


  1. An irregular or spiny cell


Acanthocyte: In mycology, acanthocyte refers to stellate cells found on the hyphae of fungi of the genus Stropharia. Recent work, published in 2006, on those of Stropharia rugosoannulata has shown them to have nematode-killing properties.

  • also known as 棘紅細胞

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Google previewPractical Dermatopathology (2012)

by Ronald P. Rapini

Acanthocyte is an old name for keratinocyte, and means ”prickle cell”, referring to the desmosomal spines that normally connect the cells. The process differs from spongiosis (1.9) in that acantholytic keratinocytes tend to be rounded rather ...

Google previewClinical Pediatric Neurology (2009)

A Signs and Symptoms Approach: Expert Consult - Online and Print by Gerald M Fenichel

The acanthocyte is an abnormal erythrocyte characterized by thorny projections ...

Google previewSmall Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods - Elsevieron VitalSource (2011)

by Michael D. Willard, Harold Tvedten

The acanthocyte is the most frequent shape change associated with RBC fragmentation in ...

Google previewUnderstanding & Interpreting Hematological Investigations (2009)

by Agourram Taieb

Acanthocytes The acanthocyte is an abnormally crenated RBC. It is the consequences of a defect in the cell membrane. These cell types are observed in abetalipoproteinemia, liver disorders, and lipid metabolism disorders. Remember that ...

Google previewFenichel's Clinical Pediatric Neurology (2013)

A Signs and Symptoms Approach by J Eric Piña-Garza

The acanthocyte is an abnormal erythrocyte characterized by thorny projections from ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acanthocyte. n. a red blood cell (erythrocyte) with abnormal projections of the cell membrane giving the cell a thorny appearance. acanthosis. n. an increase in the number of *prickle cells in the innermost layer of the epidermis, leading to ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Acanthocyte (Carr and Rodak, 2009) acanthocytosis /akanމthǀsƯtǀމsis/ [Gk, akantha + kytos + osis, condition], the presence of acanthocytes in the circulating blood, most commonly associated with abetalipoproteinaemia, in which as many ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

acanthocyte /əkan′′thəsīt′/ [Gk, akantha + kytos, cell], an abnormal peripheral blood film erythrocyte with irregular spurlike projections. Predominant in abetalipoproteinemia; fewer occur in liver disease Compare burr ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Acanthocyte ( Jaffe et al, 2011) acanthocytosis /akan′thōsītō′′sis/ [Gk, akantha + kytos + osis, ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary Elsevieron VitalSource (2011)

by Dorland

[acanthocyte + -osis] 1. the presence of acanthocytes in the blood. 2. abetalipoproteinemia. acan•thoid (e- kan0thoid) ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

Acanthocyte: A term synonymously used for a crenated f erythrocyte. Acanthosomes: 1 Coated vesicles Accessory glands, of male reproductive system: f Bulbourethral glands, 1 Prostate, 1 Seminal vesicles Accessory lacrimal ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acanthocyte 1. A thorny or peculiarly spiny erythrocyte characterized by multiple spiny cytoplasmic projections. 2. Irregularly speculated RBC (spur cells) seen in abetalipoproteinemia and severe liver disease. Acanthocytosis Arare conditionin ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

acanthocyte (a-kén'tha-sfl') N. abnormal red blood cell ( erythrocyte) with irregular projections of protoplasm, giving it a spiny or thorny appearance. acanthocytosis (a-kén'tha-stto'sis) N. presence of acanthocytes in the blood, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acanthocyte An abnormal ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

acanthocyte A ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

comb spiny; thorny (acanthocyte, acanthophorous) acar-, acari-, acarin-, acaro- [Gr. akari, mite] comb mite; tick ( acarine, acariasis, acarinosis, acarophobia) accipit- [L. accipiter, bird of prey] | base falcon; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

Glossary Acanthocyte – Abnormally spiculated red blood cell. Endoplasmic reticulum – A cellular organelle with multiple functions, including protein processing and calcium storage.

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

acanthocyte (a-kan' -tho-sat): A misshapen erythrocyte with many protoplasmic projections, giving it a horny appearance; may be hereditary; seen in such conditions as abetalipoproteinaemia, severe rheumatic disease, gastric carcinoma, ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

cell canrefertoany of several typesof erythrocytes with spicules, including acanthocyte, echinocyte. copper b.(1) Sclerolaena calcarata. Hunter b. (1) Xanthium italicum. Italian cockleb. (1)Xanthium strumarium. Narrawa ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

acanthocyte /əkan′′thəsīt′/ [Gk, akantha + kytos, cell], an abnormal peripheral blood film ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

syn acanthocyte ...

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