Definition of poikilocytosis in English:

poikilocytosis

(also poecilocytosis)

noun

Medicine
  • The presence of red blood cells of variable shape in the blood, characteristically seen in anaemias; the formation of poikilocytes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Austin Flint (1812–1886). From poikilo- + -cytosis, after German Poikilocytose.

Pronunciation

poikilocytosis

/ˌpɔɪkɪlə(ʊ)sʌɪˈtəʊsɪs/