megakaryocyte

noun mega·kar·yo·cyte \ ˌme-gə-ˈka-rē-ō-ˌsīt \

Definition of megakaryocyte

: a large cell that has a lobulated nucleus, is found especially in the bone marrow, and is the source of blood platelets

megakaryocytic

play \-ˌka-rē-ō-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

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1890

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megakaryocyte

noun mega·kary·o·cyte \ ˌmeg-ə-ˈkar-ē-ō-ˌsīt \

medical Definition of megakaryocyte

: a large cell that has a lobulated nucleus, is found especially in the bone marrow, and is the source of blood platelets

megakaryocytic

play \-ō-ˌsit-ik\ adjective

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