spherocyte (sfeer-oh-syt) n. an abnormal form of red blood cell (erythrocyte) that is spherical rather than disc-shaped. They are characteristic of some forms of haemolytic anaemia. Spherocytes tend to be removed from the blood as they pass through the spleen. See also spherocytosis.
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