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phantom corpuscle -->
A hypochromic, crescent-shaped erythrocyte, probably resulting from artifactual rupture of a red cell with loss of haemoglobin.
Synonym: achromacyte, achromatocyte, ghost corpuscle, phantom corpuscle, ponfick's shadow, shadow corpuscle, shadow, traube's corpuscle.
Origin: G. A-priv. _ chroma, colour, _ kytos, hollow (cell)
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