Definition of Microcytosis

1. Noun. A blood disorder characterized by the presence of microcytes (abnormally small red blood cells) in the blood; often associated with anemia.

Group relationships: Microcytic Anaemia, Microcytic Anemia
Generic synonyms: Blood Disease, Blood Disorder



Definition of Microcytosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A condition characterized by the presence of microcytes in the blood ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Microcytosis

1. Synonym: microcythemia. Origin: microcyte + G. -osis, condition (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microcytosis

microcylinder
microcylinders
microcylindrical
microcyst
microcystic adenoma of pancreas
microcystic disease of renal medulla
microcystic epithelial dystrophy
microcystin
microcystins
microcyte
microcytes
microcythemia
microcytic
microcytic anaemia
microcytic anemia
microcytosis (current term)
microcytotic
microdactylia
microdactylous
microdactyly
microdata
microdecision
microdecisions
microdeletion
microdeletions
microdensitometer
microdensitometers
microdermabrasion
microdetail
microdetails

Literary usage of Microcytosis

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1. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"microcytosis AND MACROCYTOSIS microcytosis and macrocytosis are conditions in which the red cells are respectively diminished and increased in size. ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1906)
"2(5), and their presence in large numbers (microcytosis) is a common finding in chlorosis and in well-marked secondary forms of anemia. ..."

3. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"... cells nrbc hypochromia microcytosis anisocytosis poikilocytosis target cells Mild to moderate >60 <20 > 10- 9-12 5-10 <75 no sickle cells hypochromia ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"... with microcytosis, macrocytosis, and poikilocytosis, occur, in which nucleated red corpuscles are discovered, and the hemoglobin is relatively excessive ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Morphologically, the red cells were normal, except for slight microcytosis and macrocytosis; the leukocytes were present in the usual proportion. ..."

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