Definition of Megakaryocyte

1. Noun. A large bone marrow cell; regarded as the source of blood platelets.

Generic synonyms: Bone Cell
Derivative terms: Megakaryocytic



Definition of Megakaryocyte

1. Noun. (anatomy) A large cell, found in bone marrow, responsible for the production of platelets. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Megakaryocyte

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Medical Definition of Megakaryocyte

1. Giant polyploid cell of bone marrow that gives rise to 3-4,000 platelets. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megakaryocyte

megahits
megahome
megahomes
megahotel
megahotels
megahurt
megahurts
megajerk
megajerks
megajoule
megajoules
megakalsilite
megakaryoblast
megakaryoblastic
megakaryoblasts
megakaryocyte (current term)
megakaryocytes
megakaryocytic
megakaryocytic leukaemia
megakaryocytopoieses
megakaryocytopoiesis
megakaryophthisis
megakaryopoiesis
megakatal
megakatals
megal-
megalecithal
megalerg
megalergs

Literary usage of Megakaryocyte

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"Section of the hind leg of the same embryo, to show a megakaryocyte lying in ... A megakaryocyte surrounded by its broad envelope of secreted material fron» ..."

2. Normal histology and microscopical anatomy by Jeremiah Sweetser Ferguson (1904)
"The megakaryocyte is also a large cell but possesses a polymorphous nucleus, ... Whether this hypothesis be true or not, tho megakaryocyte variety is ..."

3. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1995)
"They are not actually cells, but fragments released by megakaryocyte cells. megakaryocyte is a large cell in the bone marrow whose function is to produce ..."

4. The Biology of the Blood-cells with a Glossary of Hæmatological Terms: For by Oskar Cameron Gruner (1914)
"The most important in connection with the haemopoietic tissues is the megakaryocyte already described. This occurs typically in the bone-marrow, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... increasing stimulation of megakaryocytopoiesis with decreasing platelet count (rat), 161, 531 plasmatic megakaryocyte endomitosis (rat). ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"... the granulated myelocytes, the small lymphocyte-like cells, and the megakaryocyte. Now the morphology and genesis of the lymphoblasts, ..."

7. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1904)
"... and one megakaryocyte of relatively small size has been seen. Four hours after intraperitoneal inoculation with 0.5 cc of a bouillon culture of bacillus ..."

8. Essentials of Physiology by Francis Arthur Bainbridge, James Acworth Menzies (1916)
"... or megakaryocyte. blastoderm. The blood-islands lie between the mesoderm and the entoderm, and are said to be derived from the latter. ..."

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