macrocyte

noun

mac·​ro·​cyte ˈma-krə-ˌsīt How to pronounce macrocyte (audio)
: an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias
macrocytic adjective

Word History

Etymology

macro- + -cyte

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macrocyte was circa 1889

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“Macrocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrocyte. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

macrocyte

noun
mac·​ro·​cyte ˈmak-rə-ˌsīt How to pronounce macrocyte (audio)
: an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias (as pernicious anemia)

called also megalocyte

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