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Definition: 'Maurer Dots'

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Maurer dots

Type: Term

Pronunciation: mowr′ĕr

Definitions:
1. finely granular precipitates or irregular cytoplasmic particles that usually occur diffusely in red blood cells infected with the trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum, occasionally those of P. malariae; rarely observed in P. falciparum blood smears because its trophozoites seldom are seen in peripheral blood.

Synonyms: Maurer clefts




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