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blood platelets

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platelets

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thrombocytes

disc-like components of mammalian BLOOD, consisting of non-nucleated cytoplasmic fragments of large bone-marrow cells 3 μm in diameter called megakaryocytes that have entered the blood circulatory system. Platelets play an important part in BLOOD CLOTTING.
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