poikilo- pref.
Irregular or variable: poikilocyte.


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  • Poikilocyte

    /ˈpɔɪkɪləʊˌsaɪt/ noun 1. an abnormally shaped red blood cell poikilocyte poi·ki·lo·cyte (poi’kə-lə-sīt’, poi-kĭl’ə-) n. A red blood cell of irregular shape.

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