Ghost corpuscle

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Ghost corpuscle --> achromocyte

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, ponficks shadow, shadow corpuscle, shadow, traubes corpuscle.

Origin: g. A-priv. _ chroma, colour, _ kytos, hollow (cell)