reticulocyte

noun

re·​tic·​u·​lo·​cyte ri-ˈti-kyə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce reticulocyte (audio)
: an immature red blood cell that appears especially during regeneration of lost blood, lacks a nucleus, and has a fine basophilic reticulum formed of ribosomal remains

Word History

Etymology

New Latin reticulum + International Scientific Vocabulary -cyte

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reticulocyte was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Reticulocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reticulocyte. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

reticulocyte

noun
re·​tic·​u·​lo·​cyte ri-ˈtik-yə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce reticulocyte (audio)
: an immature red blood cell that appears especially during regeneration of lost blood and that has a fine basophilic reticulum formed of the remains of ribosomes
reticulocytic adjective

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