[ ri-tik-yuh-luh-sahyt ]
/ rɪˈtɪk yə ləˌsaɪt /
a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte.
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Words nearby reticulocyte
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British Dictionary definitions for reticulocyte
/ (rɪˈtɪkjʊləˌsaɪt) /
an immature red blood cell containing a network of granules or filaments
Word Origin for reticulocyte
C20: from reticulum + -cyte
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Medical definitions for reticulocyte
[ rĭ-tĭk′yə-lō-sīt′ ]
An immature red blood cell containing a network of basophilic filaments and occurring during the blood regeneration.
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