macrocyte

[mak-ruh-sahyt]

Origin of macrocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; macro- + -cyte
Related formsmac·ro·cyt·ic [mak-ruh-sit-ik] /ˌmæk rəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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macrocyte

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

macrocyte

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