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macrocytosis

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noun, mac·ro·cy·to·sis \ˌma-krə-sī-ˈtō-səs, -krə-sə-\

Definition of macrocytosis

plural macrocytosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the occurrence of macrocytes in the blood



Origin of macrocytosis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1893


Medical Dictionary

macrocytosis

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noun mac·ro·cy·to·sis \ˌmak-rə-sī-ˈtō-səs, -rə-sə-\

Medical Definition of macrocytosis

plural macrocytoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the occurrence of macrocytes in the blood




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