poikilocytosis

(redirected from poikilocyte)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

poikilocytosis

[pȯi¦kil·ə·sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition in which erythrocytes are distorted in shape.
References in periodicals archive ?
The shape assessments of the poikilocytes (erythrocytes deviating from normal shape) was undertaken according to the methods proposed by Chirico et al.
Recognition of specific poikilocytes will also evolve, providing a major leap forward in the detection of rarer anemias or specific organ diseases.
Peripheral blood smear showed predominantly normocytic, normochromic RBCs with small numbers of teardrop poikilocytes and nucleated RBCs.
Patients with S/C disease have mild anemia and distinctive peripheral blood smears with target cells, "boat-shaped" cells, and S/C poikilocytes.
Poikilocytes such as sickle cells and disorders which affect MCV are also cited as a cause of error.