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(1) Of, pertaining to, or relating to refraction.

(2) Capable of refracting; having the ability to refract.


In biology, the term refractile is used when describing the ability of cellular granules to refract or scatter light.


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Are blood platelets cells?

... at Barnes & Noble this weekend. lol :D Gray's refers to platelets as this, "The Blood platelets are discoid or irregularly shaped, colourless, refractile bodies, much smaller than the red cells. Considerable discussion has arisen as to their significance. In spite of the fact that they have ...

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by b_d_41501
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Are blood platelets cells?
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