myelocyte


my·e·lo·cyte

noun \ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌsīt\

Definition of MYELOCYTE

:  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
my·e·lo·cyt·ic \ˌmī-ə-lə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin of MYELOCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1891

my·e·lo·cyte

noun \ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYELOCYTE

: 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)
my·e·lo·cyt·ic \ˌmī-ə-lə-ˈsit-ik\ adjective

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