Red blood cell dimensions (elliptical shape)

Range 7.3 short diameter: 12.1 long diameter µm
Organism Chicken Gallus gallus
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Comments Bird referred to in table is Gallus domesticus, recently suggested to be descendant of both Gallus gallus and G. sonneratii. Erythrocytes in birds are elliptical, and as such two different diameters are provided: CLD ("cell long diameter") and CSD ("cell short diameter"). For long diameter of 15µm see Marcus 1962 PMID 13932922 p.352 left column top paragraph
Entered by Uri M
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