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schistocyte

Pronunciation: skis'to-sit

Definition: A variety of poikilocyte that owes its abnormal shape to fragmentation occurring as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.

Synonym(s): schizocyte

[schisto- + G. kytos, cell]

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