macrocytic
adjective see macrocyte

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Macrocytic — Literally, any abnormally large cell but, in practice, usually refers to an abnormally large red blood cell. Folic acid deficiency is one cause of macrocytic anemia. The opposite of macrocytic is microcytic (an abnormally small cell). * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocytic — |makrō|sid.ik adjective : of or relating to macrocytes; specifically of an anemia : characterized by macrocytes in the blood pernicious anemia is a macrocytic anemia …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrocytic — See macrocyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • macrocytic — adjective Of or pertaining to macrocytes …   Wiktionary

  • macrocytic — mækrəʊ saɪtɪk , sɪt adj. of macrocytes, of abnormally large red blood cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrocytic — mac·ro·cyt·ic …   English syllables

  • Macrocytic anemia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D000748 Macrocytic is from Greek words meaning large cell. A macrocytic class of anemia is an anemia… …   Wikipedia

  • macrocytic anemia — any of various anemias of diverse etiology that are characterized by erythrocytes that are larger than normal and lack the usual central area of pallor; mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin are also elevated. See folic acid… …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocytic anaemia — noun anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal • Syn: ↑macrocytic anemia • Hypernyms: ↑anemia, ↑anaemia …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrocytic anemia — noun anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal • Syn: ↑macrocytic anaemia • Hypernyms: ↑anemia, ↑anaemia …   Useful english dictionary

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