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acanthocytosis

Pronunciation: ă-kan′thō-sī-tō′sis

Definition: A rare condition in which the most of erythrocytes are acanthocytes; a regular feature of abetalipoproteinemia; also sometimes present in severe hepatocellular disease.

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