megakaryocyte

[ meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˌmɛg əˈkær i əˌsaɪt /

noun Cell Biology.

a large bone-marrow cell having a lobulate nucleus, regarded as the source of blood platelets.

Nearby words

  1. megagametophyte,
  2. megahertz,
  3. megahit,
  4. megajoule,
  5. megakaryoblast,
  6. megakaryocytic leukemia,
  7. megal-,
  8. megalecithal,
  9. megalesia,
  10. megalgia

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


Medicine definitions for megakaryocyte

megakaryocyte

[ mĕg′ə-kărē-ə-sīt′ ]

n.

A large bone marrow cell with a lobulate nucleus that gives rise to blood platelets.megalokaryocyte

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.