Target cell may refer to:
Usually seen in defective globin chain synthesis, for example hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell disease and thalassemia. This causes the two sides of RBCs which are usually separated by an area of central pallor to be apposed given the Bull's eye/ target appearance.
- Cells presenting MHC class I molecules to cytotoxic T cells in immunology.
- The cell where a hormone has an effect in endocrinology.
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