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Medical Term:

siderocyte

Pronunciation: sid'er-o-sit'

Definition: An erythrocyte containing granules of free iron, as detected by the Prussian blue reaction, in the blood of normal fetuses, where they constitute from 0.10–4.5% of the erythrocytes.

[sidero- + G. kytos, cell]

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