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Pronunciation: ă-krō′mō-sīt

Definition: A hypochromic, crescentic erythrocyte, probably resulting from artifactual rupture with loss of hemoglobin.

Synonym(s): achromacyte, achromatocyte, ghost corpuscle, phantom corpuscle, Ponfick shadow, shadow corpuscle, shadow3, Traube corpuscle

[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color, + kytos, hollow (cell)]

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