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.

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Origin of megakaryocyte

First recorded in 1885–90; mega- + karyo- + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM megakaryocyte

meg·a·kar·y·o·cyt·ic [meg-uh-kar-ee-uh-sit-ik] /ˌmɛg əˌkær i əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical 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
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