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megakaryocyte

[meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sahyt]
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noun Cell Biology.
  1. a large bone-marrow cell having a lobulate nucleus, regarded as the source of blood platelets.
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Origin of megakaryocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; mega- + karyo- + -cyte
Related formsmeg·a·kar·y·o·cyt·ic [meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sit-ik] /ˌmɛg əˌkær i əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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megakaryocyte in Medicine

megakaryocyte

(mĕg′ə-kărē-ə-sīt′)
n.
  1. A large bone marrow cell with a lobulate nucleus that gives rise to blood platelets.megalokaryocyte
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