stippling

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stippling

[′stip·liŋ]
(graphic arts)
Graduation of shading by numerous separate touches; shadow areas on charts, for instance, are sometimes indicated by numerous dots decreasing in density as the depth increases.

stippling

Dotted or pebbly-textured finish of any kind.
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Other important features were basophilic stippling, which were prominent in peripheral blood smear.
Basophilic stippling is found in many red blood cells and may be present in cases where there is a high blood lead concentration (Williams, 1995).
Presence of anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or eosinophilia on complete blood count, basophilic stippling on the peripheral smear, or elevated liver transaminases is consistent with arsenic exposure but is not specific.
Lab work reveals a low hematocrit and hemoglobin, elevated reticulocyte count, and basophilic stippling.
The peripheral smear examination showed anisopoikilocytosis with macrocytes, microcytes, schistocytes, target cells, basophilic stippling, and hypochromia of RBCs.