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Pappenheimer bodies

Pronunciation: pahp′ĕn-hī-mĕr

Definition: phagosomes, containing ferruginous granules, found in red blood cells in certain diseases ( sideroblastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, and sickle cell disease); may contribute to spurious platelet counts by electrooptic counters.

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