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noun Anatomy.
  1. a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte.
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Origin of reticulocyte

1920–25; reticul(um) + -o- + cyte
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British Dictionary definitions for reticulocyte


  1. an immature red blood cell containing a network of granules or filaments
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Word Origin for reticulocyte

C20: from reticulum + -cyte
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reticulocyte in Medicine


  1. An immature red blood cell containing a network of basophilic filaments and occurring during the blood regeneration.
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