Definition of Macrocytic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to macrocytes ¹



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Definition of Macrocytic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Macrocytic

1. Enlarged red blood cells (RBCs). Folic acid deficiency is one cause of macrocytic anaemia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrocytic

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

Literary usage of Macrocytic

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1. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1996)
"Thus, anemia can be classified as microcytic (MCV below 83 fL), normocytic (MCV 83 to 103 fL), or macrocytic (MCV greater than 103 fL). ..."

2. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1903)
"That the histological picture of pernicious anaemia is often of a megaloblastic, more often of a macrocytic character. These symptoms have only diagnostic ..."

3. American Medicine (1911)
"... and microcytic type; 2, the intermediate type, which may be macrocytic or microcytic; 3, the megaloblastic and macrocytic type. ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"These results show that in both bled and parasitised sheep a normochromic macrocytic anaemia developed. While there was no difference in the mean decline in ..."

5. Chemical and Microscopical Diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"I Secondary anemia due to tumors, chronic haemorrhage, etc. * Secondary anaemia due to intestinal parasites. I Megaloblastic aud macrocytic type. ..."

6. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Moderate anemia, often of a macrocytic type, is a feature in many cases; it may be due primarily to hepatic cirrhosis or secondarily to hemorrhage from ..."

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