megalokaryocyte
megakaryocyte meg`a*kar"y*o*cyte (m[e^]g`[.a]*k[a^]r"[i^]*[-o]*s[imac]t) n. (Anat.) A large bone marrow cell not usually found in the circulating blood; it is regarded as the precursors of blood platelets; it is up to 100 [mu]m in diameter, with a polyploid nucleus. Also referred to as {megacaryocyte}, {megalokaryocyte}, and {thromboblast}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • megalokaryocyte — SYN: megakaryocyte. * * * meg·a·lo·kary·o·cyte (meg″ə lo karґe o sīt″) megakaryocyte …   Medical dictionary

  • Megakaryocyte — A giant cell in the bone marrow that is the ancestor of blood platelets. * * * A large cell (as much as 100 μm in diameter) with a polyploid nucleus that is usually multilobed; m. s are normally present in bone marrow, not in the circulating… …   Medical dictionary

  • megacaryocyte — megakaryocyte meg a*kar y*o*cyte (m[e^]g [.a]*k[a^]r [i^]*[ o]*s[imac]t) n. (Anat.) A large bone marrow cell not usually found in the circulating blood; it is regarded as the precursors of blood platelets; it is up to 100 [mu]m in diameter, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • megakaryocyte — meg a*kar y*o*cyte (m[e^]g [.a]*k[a^]r [i^]*[ o]*s[imac]t) n. (Anat.) A large bone marrow cell not usually found in the circulating blood; it is regarded as the precursors of blood platelets; it is up to 100 [mu]m in diameter, with a polyploid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thromboblast — megakaryocyte meg a*kar y*o*cyte (m[e^]g [.a]*k[a^]r [i^]*[ o]*s[imac]t) n. (Anat.) A large bone marrow cell not usually found in the circulating blood; it is regarded as the precursors of blood platelets; it is up to 100 [mu]m in diameter, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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