What is a spherocyte?
A small spherical red blood cell.
Caused by a molecular defect in one or more of theproteinsof the red blood cellcytoskeleton,
including,spectrin,ankyrin, Band 3, or Protein
Because the cell skeleton has a defect, the bloodcell contracts to its most surface-tension efficientand least flexible configuration, a sphere. Thesphere-shaped red blood cells are known as