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.

Nearby words

  1. thromboangiitis obliterans,
  2. thromboarteritis,
  3. thromboclasis,
  4. thrombocyst,
  5. thrombocytasthenia,
  6. thrombocythemia,
  7. thrombocytic,
  8. thrombocytic series,
  9. thrombocytopathy,
  10. thrombocytopenia

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

/ (ˈθrɒmbəˌsaɪt) /

noun

another name for platelet
Derived Formsthrombocytic (ˌθrɒmbəˈsɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for thrombocytic

thrombocyte

[ thrŏmbə-sīt′ ]

n.

platelet
Related formsthrom′bo•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.


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