microcythemia


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microcythemia

 [mi″kro-si-the´me-ah]
a condition in which the erythrocytes are smaller than normal; see also microcytic anemia. Called also microcytosis.

mi·cro·cy·the·mi·a

(mī'krō-sī-thē'mē-ă),
The presence of many microcytes in the circulating blood.
Synonym(s): microcytosis
[microcyte + G. haima, blood]

microcythemia

[-thē′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, mikros, small, kytos, cell, haima, blood
an excessive amount of microcytes in the blood.

mi·cro·cy·the·mi·a

(mī'krō-sī-thē'mē-ă)
The presence of many microcytes in the circulating blood.
Synonym(s): microcytosis, microcythaemia.
[microcyte + G. haima, blood]

microcythemia, microcytosis

a condition in which the erythrocytes are smaller than normal.