macrocyte

noun
mac·​ro·​cyte | \ˈma-krə-ˌsīt \

Definition of macrocyte 

: an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias

Other Words from macrocyte

macrocytic \ ˌma-​krə-​ˈsi-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of macrocyte

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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macrocyte

noun
mac·​ro·​cyte | \ˈmak-rə-ˌsīt \

Medical Definition of macrocyte 

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

called also megalocyte

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