Megathrombocyte | definition of megathrombocyte by Medical dictionary
A large blood platelet, especially a young one recently released from the bone marrow.
[mega- + G. thrombos, clot, + kytos, cell]
an enlarged thrombocyte.
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The increased percentage of megathrombocytes
in vaious clinical disorders.
28) A previous study that used automated methods demonstrated in bustard species how a sample that contained megathrombocytes
could yield a high lymphocyte count.
(giant platelets) are seen on the peripheral smear it usually indicates peripheral consumption of platelets.