noun Anatomy.
a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte.

1920–25; reticul(um) + -o- + cyte Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To reticulocyte
World English Dictionary
reticulocyte (rɪˈtɪkjʊləˌsaɪt)
an immature red blood cell containing a network of granules or filaments
[C20: from reticulum + -cyte]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature