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noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally large red blood cell.
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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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Historical Examples of macrocyte

  • The macrocyte is believed by many to represent a further stage in the development of the lymphocyte.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1


British Dictionary definitions for macrocyte


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


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