macrocyte

[ mak-ruh-sahyt ]
/ ˈmæk rəˌsaɪt /

noun Pathology.

an abnormally large red blood cell.

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Origin of macrocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; macro- + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM macrocyte

mac·ro·cyt·ic [mak-ruh-sit-ik], /ˌmæk rəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macrocyte

macrocyte
/ (ˈmækrəʊˌsaɪt) /

noun

pathol an abnormally large red blood cell, over 10 μ m in diameter

Derived forms of macrocyte

macrocytic (ˌmækrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for macrocyte

macrocyte
[ măkrə-sīt′ ]

n.

An abnormally large red blood cell, especially one associated with pernicious anemia.

Other words from macrocyte

mac′ro•cytic (-sĭtĭk) n.
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