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microcyte

[mahy-kruh-sahyt] /ˈmaɪ krəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
Pathology. an abnormally small red blood cell.
Origin of microcyte
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; micro- + -cyte
Related forms
microcytic
[mahy-kruh-sit-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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microcyte

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
an unusually small red blood cell
Derived Forms
microcytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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microcytes in Medicine

microcyte mi·cro·cyte (mī'krə-sīt')
n.
An abnormally small red blood cell that is less than five micrometer in diameter and may occur in certain forms of anemia. Also called microerythrocyte.


mi'cro·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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