an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
An irregular or spiny cell
Acanthocyte, in human biology and medicine, refers to a form of red blood cell that has a spiked cell membrane, due to abnormal thorny projections. A similar term is spur cells. Acanthocytes have coarse, irregularly-spaced, variably sized crenations, resembling many-pointed stars. They are seen on blood films in, among others abetalipoproteinemia, liver disease, chorea acanthocytosis, McLeod syndrome and several inherited neurological disorders, such as neuroacanthocytosis, anorexia nervosa, infantile pyknocytosis, hypothyroidism, ideopathic neonatal hepatitis, alcoholism, congestive splenomegaly, Zieve syndrome, and chronic granulomatous disease.
The numerical value of acanthocyte in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of acanthocyte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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