noun Anatomy.

a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte.

Origin of reticulocyte

1920–25; reticul(um) + -o- + cyte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for reticulocyte



an immature red blood cell containing a network of granules or filaments

Word Origin for reticulocyte

C20: from reticulum + -cyte
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reticulocyte in Medicine




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