Microcytic

microcyte

[mahy-kruh-sahyt]
noun
Pathology. an abnormally small red blood cell.

Origin:
1875–80; micro- + -cyte

microcytic [mahy-kruh-sit-ik] , adjective
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microcyte (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsaɪt)
 
n
an unusually small red blood cell
 
microcytic
 
adj

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microcyte mi·cro·cyte (mī'krə-sīt')
n.
An abnormally small red blood cell that is less than five micrometer in diameter and may occur in certain forms of anemia. Also called microerythrocyte.


mi'cro·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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