Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

myelocyte

play
noun my·e·lo·cyte \ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌsīt\

Definition of myelocyte

  1. :  a bone-marrow cell; especially :  a motile cell with cytoplasmic granules that gives rise to the granulocytes of the blood and occurs abnormally in the circulating blood

myelocytic

play \ˌmī-ə-lə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of myelocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1891


Medical Dictionary

myelocyte

play
noun my·e·lo·cyte \ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of myelocyte

  1. :  a bone marrow cell; especially :  a motile cell with cytoplasmic granules that gives rise to the blood granulocytes and occurs abnormally in the circulating blood (as in myelogenous leukemia)

myelocytic

\ˌmī-ə-lə-ˈsit-ik\play adjective



Learn More about myelocyte

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of myelocyte


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up myelocyte? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

frightening experimental massive formless
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ