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thrombocyte

[throm-buh-sahyt]
noun Anatomy.
  1. platelet.
  2. 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
Related formsthrom·bo·cyt·ic [throm-buh-sit-ik] /ˌθrɒm bəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombocytic

thrombocyte

noun
  1. another name for platelet
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Derived Formsthrombocytic (ˌθrɒmbəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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thrombocytic in Medicine

thrombocyte

(thrŏmbə-sīt′)
n.
  1. platelet
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Related formsthrom′bo•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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