myelocyte

noun
my·​e·​lo·​cyte | \ ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌsīt How to pronounce myelocyte (audio) \

Definition of myelocyte

: a bone-marrow cell especially : a motile cell with cytoplasmic granules that gives rise to the granulocytes of the blood and occurs abnormally in the circulating blood (as in myelogenous leukemia)

Other Words from myelocyte

myelocytic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce myelocyte (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of myelocyte

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myelocyte

borrowed from German Myelocyt, from myelo- myelo- + -cyt -cyte

Note: In the given sense the term was apparently introduced by Paul ehrlich in "Ueber die Bedeutung der neutrophilen Körnung," Charité-Annalen, 12. Jahrgang (1887), p. 295. In the text of the article the word is spelled Myklozythen (plural) for expected Myelocythen, presumably as a result of a typesetting error.

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“Myelocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myelocyte. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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myelocyte

noun
my·​e·​lo·​cyte | \ ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌsīt How to pronounce myelocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of myelocyte

: a bone marrow cell especially : a motile cell with cytoplasmic granules that gives rise to the blood granulocytes and occurs abnormally in the circulating blood (as in myelogenous leukemia)

Other Words from myelocyte

myelocytic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lə-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce myelocyte (audio) \ adjective

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