Definition of acanthocyte in English:

acanthocyte

noun

Medicine
  • An abnormal erythrocyte having irregularly spaced, spine-like cytoplasmic projections, seen especially in patients with congenital absence of low-density lipoprotein in the blood.

Origin

1950s. From acantho- + -cyte. The some forms are influenced by erythrocyte.

Pronunciation:

acanthocyte

/əˈkanθə(ʊ)sʌɪt/