One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An abnormal erythrocyte having irregularly spaced, spine-like cytoplasmic projections, seen especially in patients with congenital absence of low-density lipoprotein in the blood.
1950s. From acantho- + -cyte. The some forms are influenced by erythrocyte.
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