megakaryocyte

megakaryocyte

[meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sahyt]
noun Cell Biology.
a large bone-marrow cell having a lobulate nucleus, regarded as the source of blood platelets.

Origin:
1885–90; mega- + karyo- + -cyte

megakaryocytic [meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sit-ik] , adjective
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megakaryocyte meg·a·kar·y·o·cyte (měg'ə-kār'ē-ə-sīt')
n.
A large bone marrow cell with a lobulate nucleus that gives rise to blood platelets. Also called megalokaryocyte.

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