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macrocyte

[mak-ruh-sahyt] /ˈmæk rəˌsaɪt/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormally large red blood cell.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; macro- + -cyte
Related forms
macrocytic
[mak-ruh-sit-ik] /ˌmæk rəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macrocyte

macrocyte

/ˈmækrəʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
(pathol) an abnormally large red blood cell, over 10 μm in diameter
Derived Forms
macrocytic (ˌmækrəʊˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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macrocyte in Medicine

macrocyte mac·ro·cyte (māk'rə-sīt')
n.
An abnormally large red blood cell, especially one associated with pernicious anemia.


mac'ro·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) n.
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