macropolycyte

macropolycyte

 [mak″ro-pol´e-sīt]
a hypersegmented polymorphonuclear leukocyte of greater than normal size.

mac·ro·pol·y·cyte

(mak'rō-pol'ē-sīt),
An unusually large polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocyte that contains a multisegmented nucleus (for example, 8, 10, or more lobes); the arrangement of chromatin is less compact than in the normal neutrophil, and the cytoplasmic granules tend to be larger and more acidophilic. Such changes frequently precede significant alterations in the red blood cells, for example, as in pernicious anemia and certain other forms of anemia.
[macro- + G. polys, many, + kytos, cell]

macropolycyte

/mac·ro·poly·cyte/ (mak″ro-pol´ĭ-sīt) a hypersegmented polymorphonuclear leukocyte of greater than normal size.

mac·ro·pol·y·cyte

(mak'rō-pol'ē-sīt)
An unusually large polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocyte that contains a multisegmented nucleus (e.g., 8, 10, or more lobes); frequently observed in pernicious anemia and some other forms of anemia.
[macro- + G. polys, many, + kytos, cell]

macropolycyte

a hypersegmented polymorphonuclear leukocyte of greater than normal size.
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