thrombocyte

[ throm-buh-sahyt ]
/ ˈθrɒm bəˌsaɪt /

noun Anatomy.

one of the minute, nucleate cells that aid coagulation in the blood of those vertebrates that do not have blood platelets.

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Origin of thrombocyte

First recorded in 1905–10; thrombo- + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM thrombocyte

throm·bo·cyt·ic [throm-buh-sit-ik], /ˌθrɒm bəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombocyte

thrombocyte
/ (ˈθrɒmbəˌsaɪt) /

noun

another name for platelet

Derived forms of thrombocyte

thrombocytic (ˌθrɒmbəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for thrombocyte

thrombocyte
[ thrŏmbə-sīt′ ]

n.

platelet

Other words from thrombocyte

throm′bo•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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