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Pronunciation: he'mo-ko'ne-a

Definition: An obsolete term for small refractive particles in the circulating blood, probably lipid material associated with fragmented stroma from red blood cells.

Synonym(s): blood dust, blood motes, dust corpuscles

[hemo- + G. konis, dust]

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