Microcyte
Microcyte Mi"cro*cyte, n. [Micro- + Gr. ? a hollow vessel.] (Physiol.) One of the elementary granules found in blood. They are much smaller than an ordinary corpuscle, and are particularly noticeable in disease, as in an[ae]mia. [1913 Webster]

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  • microcyte — ● microcyte nom masculin Érythrocyte physiologique dont le diamètre est diminué (de 4 à 6 μm) sans modification du rapport épaisseur sur diamètre. microcyte [mikʀosit] n. m. ÉTYM. 1878; de micro , et cyte. ❖ ♦ Méd. Globule rouge ayant subi une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • microcyte — [mī′krō sīt΄] n. [ MICRO + CYTE] an abnormally small red blood corpuscle, occurring esp. in certain types of anemia microcytic [mī′krōsit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Microcyte — This is an abnormally sized red blood cell. By definition it is 5 micrometers or smaller in diameter. It is often associated with several forms of anemia. Microcyte Not to be confused with the content management system from Microcyte CMS… …   Wikipedia

  • microcyte — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 a small red blood cell present especially in some anemias • microcytic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • microcyte — microcytic /muy kreuh sit ik/, adj. /muy kreuh suyt /, n. Pathol. an abnormally small red blood cell. [1875 80; MICRO + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • microcyte — noun an unusually small red blood cell found with some forms on anemia Syn: microerythrocyte …   Wiktionary

  • microcyte — A small (5 μm or less) nonnucleated red blood cell. SYN: microerythrocyte. [micro + G. kytos, cell] * * * mi·cro·cyte mī krə .sīt n an abnormally small red blood cell present esp. in some anemias * * * n. an abnormally small red blood cell… …   Medical dictionary

  • microcyte — maɪkrəʊsaɪt n. tiny cell; abnormally small red blood cell (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microcyte — [ mʌɪkrə(ʊ)sʌɪt, mɪ ] noun Medicine an unusually small red blood cell. Derivatives microcytic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • microcyte — mi·cro·cyte …   English syllables

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