macrocyte


mac·ro·cyte

noun \ˈma-krə-ˌsīt\

Definition of MACROCYTE

:  an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias
mac·ro·cyt·ic \ˌma-krə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin of MACROCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1889

mac·ro·cyte

noun \ˈmak-rə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MACROCYTE

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

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