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myelocyte

[mahy-uh-luh-sahyt] /ˈmaɪ ə ləˌsaɪt/
noun, Anatomy
1.
a cell of the bone marrow, especially one developing into a granulocyte.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; myelo- + -cyte
Related forms
myelocytic
[mahy-uh-luh-sit-ik] /ˌmaɪ ə ləˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myelocytes

myelocyte

/ˈmaɪələʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
an immature granulocyte, normally occurring in the bone marrow but detected in the blood in certain diseases
Derived Forms
myelocytic (ˌmaɪələʊˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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myelocytes in Medicine

myelocyte my·e·lo·cyte (mī'ə-lə-sīt')
n.

  1. A large cell of the bone marrow that is a precursor of the mature granulocytes of the blood.

  2. A nerve cell of the gray matter of the brain or spinal cord.


my'e·lo·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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