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myelocyte

[mahy-uh-luh-sahyt]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. a cell of the bone marrow, especially one developing into a granulocyte.

Origin of myelocyte

First recorded in 1865–70; myelo- + -cyte
Related formsmy·e·lo·cyt·ic [mahy-uh-luh-sit-ik] /ˌmaɪ ə ləˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for myelocyte

Historical Examples

  • Although all varieties are increased, the characteristic and conspicuous cell is the myelocyte.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd


British Dictionary definitions for myelocyte

myelocyte

noun
  1. an immature granulocyte, normally occurring in the bone marrow but detected in the blood in certain diseases
Derived Formsmyelocytic (ˌmaɪələʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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myelocyte in Medicine

myelocyte

(mīə-lə-sīt′)
n.
  1. A large cell of the bone marrow that is a precursor of the mature granulocytes of the blood.
  2. A nerve cell of the gray matter of the brain or spinal cord.
Related formsmy′e•lo•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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