A hypochromic, crescent-shaped erythrocyte, probably resulting from artifactual rupture of a red cell with loss of haemoglobin.

Synonyms: achromacyte, achromatocyte, ghost corpuscle, phantom corpuscle, Ponfick's shadow, shadow corpuscle, shadow, Traube's corpuscle.

Origin: G. A-priv. + chroma, colour, + kytos, hollow (cell)

(05 Mar 2000)

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