Definition of Microcyte

1. Noun. An abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter).

Generic synonyms: Erythrocyte, Rbc, Red Blood Cell



Definition of Microcyte

1. n. One of the elementary granules found in blood. They are much smaller than an ordinary corpuscle, and are particularly noticeable in disease, as in anæmia.

Definition of Microcyte

1. Noun. an unusually small red blood cell found in some forms of anemia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microcyte

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Medical Definition of Microcyte

1. Abnormally small red blood cells, found in some types of anaemia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microcyte

microcultures
microcurie
microcuries
microcurrent
microcurrents
microcycles
microcylinder
microcylinders
microcylindrical
microcyst
microcystic adenoma of pancreas
microcystic disease of renal medulla
microcystic epithelial dystrophy
microcystin
microcystins
microcyte (current term)
microcytes
microcythemia
microcytic
microcytic anaemia
microcytic anemia
microcytosis
microcytotic
microdactylia
microdactylous
microdactyly
microdata
microdecision
microdecisions
microdeletion

Literary usage of Microcyte

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... a hollow (see microcyte), + ai/ла, blood.] That condition of the blood-in which there are many corpuscles of diminished size. 2. A small blood-corpuscle ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1886)
"... Neumann attributed the presence of the other variety of microcyte in the blood to the breaking-down of the red corpuscles. And I further think that they ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology: Normal and Pathological. For Students and by Winfield Scott Hall (1905)
"The microcyte is any corpuscle smaller than a normal- sized corpuscle, and usually varies from 3/< to 6//. ..."

4. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"A kidney containing many small cysts. microcyte (mai'cro-sait). ... [microcyte -f- Gr. a'i/ш blood.] A diseased state in which the blood-cells, ..."

5. American Observer Medical Monthly (1872)
"... speculations in regard to the spleen and the liver to cast doubt upon that objective fact, the microcyte. This has been seen, somewhat closely examined, ..."

6. Medical Diagnosis: A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Charles Lyman Greene (1910)
"The microcyte is more commonly associated with chlorosis or relatively slight grades of secondary anemia. Unusual Erythrocytic Staining Reactions. ..."

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