rubricyte

noun

ru·​bri·​cyte ˈrü-bri-ˌsīt How to pronounce rubricyte (audio)
: an immature red blood cell that has a nucleus, is about half the size of developing red blood cells in preceding stages, and has cytoplasm that stains erratically blue, purplish, and gray due to the presence of hemoglobin : a polychromatic normoblast

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“Rubricyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rubricyte. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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