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myelocyte

[ mahy-uh-luh-sahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ ə ləˌsaɪt /
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noun Anatomy.

a cell of the bone marrow, especially one developing into a granulocyte.

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Origin of myelocyte

First recorded in 1865–70; myelo- + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM myelocyte

my·e·lo·cyt·ic [mahy-uh-luh-sit-ik], /ˌmaɪ ə ləˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myelocyte

myelocyte
/ (ˈmaɪələʊˌsaɪt) /

noun

an immature granulocyte, normally occurring in the bone marrow but detected in the blood in certain diseases

Derived forms of myelocyte

myelocytic (ˌmaɪələʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for myelocyte

myelocyte
[ mīə-lə-sīt′ ]

n.

A large cell of the bone marrow that is a precursor of the mature granulocytes of the blood.
A nerve cell of the gray matter of the brain or spinal cord.

Other words from myelocyte

my′e•lo•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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