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Aerobic

grows well in oxygen

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Amorphous

shapeless

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Anaerobic

will not grow well or at all in oxygen

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Anisocytosis

a marked variation in size of an erythrocyte

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Basophil

least common of white blood cells; dark purple cytoplasmic granules

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Crystals

found in normal urine sediment; large quantities should be noted

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Culture

testing specimens for growth of bacteria

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Erythrocyte

red blood cells

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Hematopoiesis

formation of blood cells

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Hemoglobin

molecule with red blood cell that transports oxygen

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Hyperglycemia

high blood glucose level

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Hypochromic

RBC's lacking in hemoglobin, showing too large of a pale central area

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Hypoglycemia

low blood sugar

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Ketone

chemical produced during increased metabolism of fat

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Ketoacidosis

accumulation of ketones in the body; UA may smell sweet; common in diabetics

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Leukocytes

white blood cell

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Mantoux test

an intradermal injection test for TB

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Mordant

substance that causes dye to adhere to an object

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Morphology

form and structure of an organism

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Mycology

study of fungi

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Normocytic

describes a normal sized erythrocyte

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Poikilocytosis

cells with variation in shape

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Sediment

material that settles to the bottom of a liquid

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Supernatant

urine that appears above sediment when centrifuge

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Turbid

opaque, lacking clarity