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reticulocyte

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noun re·tic·u·lo·cyte \ri-ˈti-kyə-lō-ˌsīt\

Definition of reticulocyte

  1. :  an immature red blood cell that appears especially during regeneration of lost blood, lacks a nucleus, and has a fine basophilic reticulum formed of ribosomal remains



Origin of reticulocyte

New Latin reticulum + International Scientific Vocabulary -cyte


First Known Use: 1922


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reticulocyte

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noun re·tic·u·lo·cyte \ri-ˈtik-yə-lō-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of reticulocyte

  1. :  an immature red blood cell that appears especially during regeneration of lost blood and that has a fine basophilic reticulum formed of the remains of ribosomes

  2. re·tic·u·lo·cyt·ic \ri-ˌtik-yə-lō-ˈsit-ik\play adjective




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