- an abnormally large red blood cell.
Origin of macrocyte
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The macrocyte is believed by many to represent a further stage in the development of the lymphocyte.
- pathol an abnormally large red blood cell, over 10 μ m in diameter
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- An abnormally large red blood cell, especially one associated with pernicious anemia.
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