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megakaryocyte

[meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sahyt] /ˌmɛg əˈkær i əˌsaɪt/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
a large bone-marrow cell having a lobulate nucleus, regarded as the source of blood platelets.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; mega- + karyo- + -cyte
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megakaryocytic
[meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sit-ik] /ˌmɛg əˌkær i əˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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megakaryocytic in Medicine

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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