reticulocyte


re·tic·u·lo·cyte

noun \ri-ˈti-kyə-lō-ˌsīt\

Definition of RETICULOCYTE

:  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

re·tic·u·lo·cyte

noun \ri-ˈtik-yə-lō-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RETICULOCYTE

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

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