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macrocyte

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noun mac·ro·cyte \ˈma-krə-ˌsīt\

Definition of macrocyte

  1. :  an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias

mac·ro·cyt·ic play \ˌma-krə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin of macrocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1889


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macrocyte

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noun mac·ro·cyte \ˈmak-rə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of macrocyte

  1. :  an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias (as pernicious anemia)—called also megalocyte




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