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acanthocyte

[ə′kan·thō‚sīt]
(pathology)
A crenated red cell which has a distinctive spiky outline.
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Our patient, however, showed no evidence of malabsorption, retinitis pigmentosa, or neurologic disease, and there was no evidence of acanthocytes.
Marked changes in the shape of RBC from normal discocytes to echinocytes, spherocytes, stomatocytes and acanthocytes were also observed in the blood of the rats treated with (131)I.
Poikilocytosis is moderate to severe with burr cells, acanthocytes, and schistocytes present.