Medical Definition of Howell-Jolly bodies

1. Spherical or ovoid eccentrically located granules, approximately 1 um in diameter, occasionally observed in the stroma of circulating erythrocytes, especially in stained preparations (as compared with wet unstained films); probably represent nuclear remnants, inasmuch as they can be stained with dyes that are rather specific for chromatin; the significance of the body's is not exactly known; they occur most frequently after splenectomy or in megaloblastic or severe haemolytic anaemia. Synonym: Jolly bodies. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Howell-Jolly Bodies

Houttuynia
Houyhnhnm
Houyhnhnms
Howard
Howard Carter
Howard Florey
Howard Hughes
Howard Lindsay
Howard Robard Hughes
Howard test
Howat
Howatson
Howchin
Howe
Howell
Howell-Jolly bodies (current term)
Howell unit
Howells
Howett
Howey
Howie
Howies
Howieson
Howitt
Howkins
Howlett
Howlin
Howling
Howrah
Howship's lacunae

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