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acanthocyte

[ə′kan·thō‚sīt]
(pathology)
A crenated red cell which has a distinctive spiky outline.
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Approximately 50% acanthocytes were observed in the peripheral smear (Figure-1, diluted with saline).
Acanthocytes of Stropharia rugosoannulata function as a nematode-attacking device.
Acanthocytes present, abundant on rhizomorphs and scattered in the hymenium and stem.
rugosoannulata spores can be seen in Figure 1, showing that the acanthocytes sheared the nematodes while they were moving.
Acanthocytes typically comprise 50% to 100% of erythrocytes in ABL and may result from vitamin E deficiency or altered membrane lipid composition.
Q Our lab currently examines blood smears and reports the term poikilocytosis in addition to the individual terms of spherocyte, acanthocyte, and the like.
Acanthocytes are found more frequently in peripheral smears from patients with AD; in some individuals, this increase was noted a decade before the onset of dementia.
However, this system relies on erythrocyte volume and size, and the flow cytometer distinguishes erythrocytes on the basis of cellular diameter but cannot recognize dysmorphic erythrocytes with altered shape, such as acanthocytes or codocytes (8).
less than]5%-10%) target cells, acanthocytes, spherocytes, and Pappenheimer bodies.