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macrocyte

 [mak´ro-sīt]
an abnormally large erythrocyte. adj., adj macrocyt´ic.

mac·ro·cyte

(mak'rō-sīt),
A large erythrocyte, such as those observed in pernicious anemia.
Synonym(s): macroerythrocyte
[macro- + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]

macrocyte

/mac·ro·cyte/ (mak´ro-sīt) an abnormally large erythrocyte.

macrocyte

(măk′rō-sīt′)
n.
An abnormally large red blood cell, especially one associated with pernicious anemia.

mac′ro·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

macrocyte

[mak′rəsīt]
Etymology: Gk, makros + kytos, cell
an erythrocyte that exceeds 9 μm in diameter on a peripheral blood film, associated with a MCV greater than 100 fL. Macrocytes are seen in liver disease, alcoholism, megaloblastic anemia with folate or cobalamin deficiency, and in myelodysplastic syndromes. Compare microcyte. See also macrocytic anemia.

mac·ro·cyte

(mak'rō-sīt)
A large erythrocyte, such as those observed in pernicious anemia; indicated by an elevated mean corpuscular volume.
[macro- + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]

macrocyte

see MONOCYTE.

macrocyte

; megaloblast abnormal, large erythrocyte characteristic of pernicious anaemia

mac·ro·cyte

(mak'rō-sīt)
A large erythrocyte, such as those observed in pernicious anemia.
[macro- + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]

macrocyte,

n a red blood cell that is unusually large; usually seen in megaloblastic anemias (e.g., B12 deficiency).

macrocyte

an abnormally large erythrocyte.