noun Pathology.

an abnormally large red blood cell.

Origin of macrocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; macro- + -cyte
Related formsmac·ro·cyt·ic [mak-ruh-sit-ik] /ˌmæk rəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for macrocyte



pathol an abnormally large red blood cell, over 10 μ m in diameter
Derived Formsmacrocytic (ˌmækrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for macrocyte




An abnormally large red blood cell, especially one associated with pernicious anemia.
Related formsmac′ro•cytic (-sĭtĭk) n.
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