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Medical Term:

spur cell anemia

 

Definition: anemia in which the red blood cells appear spiculated and are destroyed prematurely, predominantly in the spleen; may be seen in patients with severe liver disease as a result of an abnormality in the cholesterol content of the red blood cell membrane.

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