macrocyte

noun
mac·​ro·​cyte | \ ˈma-krə-ˌsīt How to pronounce macrocyte (audio) \

Definition of macrocyte

: an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias

Other Words from macrocyte

macrocytic \ ˌma-​krə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce macrocyte (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of macrocyte

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrocyte

macro- + -cyte

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“Macrocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrocyte. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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macrocyte

noun
mac·​ro·​cyte | \ ˈmak-rə-ˌsīt How to pronounce macrocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of macrocyte

: an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias (as pernicious anemia)

called also megalocyte

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