Origin of myelocyte

First recorded in 1865–70; myelo- + -cyte
Related formsmy·e·lo·cyt·ic [mahy-uh-luh-sit-ik] /ˌmaɪ ə ləˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for myelocyte


  1. an immature granulocyte, normally occurring in the bone marrow but detected in the blood in certain diseases
Derived Formsmyelocytic (ˌmaɪələʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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myelocyte in Medicine


  1. A large cell of the bone marrow that is a precursor of the mature granulocytes of the blood.
  2. A nerve cell of the gray matter of the brain or spinal cord.
Related formsmy′e•lo•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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