megakaryocyte


mega·kar·yo·cyte

noun \ˌme-gə-ˈka-rē-ō-ˌsīt\

Definition of MEGAKARYOCYTE

:  a large cell that has a lobulated nucleus, is found especially in the bone marrow, and is the source of blood platelets
mega·kar·yo·cyt·ic \-ˌka-rē-ō-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of MEGAKARYOCYTE

1890

mega·kary·o·cyte

noun \ˌmeg-ə-ˈkar-ē-ō-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MEGAKARYOCYTE

: a large cell that has a lobulated nucleus, is found especially in the bone marrow, and is the source of blood platelets
mega·kary·o·cyt·ic \-ō-ˌsit-ik\ adjective

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