Meaning of acanthocyte in English:

acanthocyte

Pronunciation /əˈkanθə(ʊ)sʌɪt/

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.