Definition of Macrocyte

1. Noun. Abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia).

Exact synonyms: Megalocyte
Generic synonyms: Erythrocyte, Rbc, Red Blood Cell



Definition of Macrocyte

1. Noun. an unusually large red blood cell that is associated with pernicious anemia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macrocyte

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Macrocyte

1. Abnormally large red blood cell, numerous in pernicious anaemia. (27 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrocyte

macrocryst
macrocrystal
macrocrystalline
macrocrysts
macrocycle
macrocycles
macrocyclic
macrocyclic compound
macrocyclic compounds
macrocyclization
macrocyclizations
macrocyst
macrocystis
macrocysts
macrocytase
macrocyte (current term)
macrocytes
macrocythemia
macrocytic
macrocytic achylic anaemia
macrocytic anaemia
macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy
macrocytic anaemia tropical
macrocytic anemia
macrocytic hyperchromia
macrocytoses
macrocytosis
macrodactyl
macrodactylia
macrodactylous

Literary usage of Macrocyte

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The macrocyte is believed by many to represent a further stage in the development of the lymphocyte. Their rate of formation may be influenced by a variety ..."

2. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1908)
"He thinks it indicates that the protoplasm clusters around the nucleus and separates as a small cell, leaving a large non-nucleated macrocyte, ..."

3. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical ...by Thomas Lathrop Stedman by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1900)
"At c is seen a necrotic macrocyte, in which the nucleus is not recognizable, filled with decolorized red blood corpuscles containing parasites with central ..."

4. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"A red blood-corpuscle of excessive size ; a macrocyte. ... A very large red blood-cell ; a macrocyte. ..."

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