macrocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias • macrocytic adjective

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  • macrocyte — [ makrɔsit ] n. m. • 1878; de macro et cyte ♦ Biol. Globule rouge d un diamètre supérieur à la normale. Présence de macrocytes dans les anémies graves. ● macrocyte nom masculin Érythrocyte (globule rouge) de taille anormalement grande. macrocyte… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • macrocyte — n. An abnormally large red blood cell, associated with pernicious anemia. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macrocyte — [mak′rōsīt΄, mak′rəsīt΄] n. [ MACRO + CYTE] an abnormally large red blood corpuscle occurring esp. in pernicious anemia macrocytic [mak′rōsit΄ik, mak′rəsit΄ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Macrocyte — A macrocyte is an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias (as in pernicious anemia), they are also present in some cases of aplastic anaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and other dyserythropoietic states. A common cause of… …   Wikipedia

  • macrocyte — see plasmatocyte …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macrocyte — macrocytic /mak reuh sit ik/, adj. /mak reuh suyt /, n. Pathol. an abnormally large red blood cell. [1885 90; MACRO + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • macrocyte — noun an unusually large red blood cell that is associated with pernicious anemia …   Wiktionary

  • macrocyte — A large erythrocyte, such as those observed in pernicious anemia. SYN: macroerythrocyte. [macro + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)] * * * mac·ro·cyte mak rə .sīt n an exceptionally large red blood cell occurring chiefly in anemias (as pernicious anemia) …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocyte — mækrəʊsaɪt n. abnormally large red blood cell (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrocyte — mac·ro·cyte …   English syllables

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