Origin of microcyte

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


  1. an unusually small red blood cell
Derived Formsmicrocytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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microcytic in Medicine


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