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microcyte

[ mahy-kruh-sahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌsaɪt /
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noun

Pathology. an abnormally small red blood cell.

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Origin of microcyte

First recorded in 1875–80; micro- + -cyte
mi·cro·cyt·ic [mahy-kruh-sit-ik], /ˌmaɪ krəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microcyte

microcyte
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsaɪt) /

noun

an unusually small red blood cell
microcytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for microcyte

microcyte
[ mīkrə-sīt′ ]

n.

An abnormally small red blood cell that is less than five micrometers in diameter and may occur in certain forms of anemia.microerythrocyte
mi′cro•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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