Sickle form

sickle form --> malarial crescent

The male or female gametocyte(s) of plasmodium falciparum, whose presence in human red blood cells is diagnostic of falciparum malaria.

Synonym: crescent, sickle form.

myopic crescent, a white or grayish white crescentic area in the fundus of the eye located on the temporal side of the optic disk; caused by atrophy of the choroid, permitting the sclera to become visible.

Synonym: myopic conus.

sublingual crescent, the crescent-shaped area on the floor of the mouth formed by the lingual wall of the mandible and the adjacent part of the floor of the mouth.

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