reticulocyte

noun
re·​tic·​u·​lo·​cyte | \ ri-ˈti-kyə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce reticulocyte (audio) \

Definition of reticulocyte

: 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

First Known Use of reticulocyte

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reticulocyte

New Latin reticulum + International Scientific Vocabulary -cyte

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reticulocyte

noun
re·​tic·​u·​lo·​cyte | \ ri-ˈtik-yə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce reticulocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of reticulocyte

: 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

Other Words from reticulocyte

reticulocytic \ ri-​ˌtik-​yə-​lō-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce reticulocytic (audio) \ adjective

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