reticulocyte

reticulocyte

[ri-tik-yuh-luh-sahyt]
noun Anatomy.
a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte.

Origin:
1920–25; reticul(um) + -o- + cyte

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reticulocyte (rɪˈtɪkjʊləˌsaɪt)
 
n
an immature red blood cell containing a network of granules or filaments
 
[C20: from reticulum + -cyte]

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reticulocyte re·tic·u·lo·cyte (rĭ-tĭk'yə-lō-sīt')
n.
An immature red blood cell containing a network of basophilic filaments and occurring during the blood regeneration.

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