Literally meaning: “state of spherical cells”
Origin: Anc Greek
+κυτο-/cyto- (=-cyte combining form meaning “cell” derived from anc Greek κυτίον/kytion/cytion=box, container)
+(-ωσις)/(-osis )(=suffix denoting “process” or “state”)
Spherocytosis is a condition of abnormally shaped red blood cell which seems round , rather than elliptical.