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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.
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dual population with macrocytes and microcytes (MCV=71.
Alcohol appears to interfere directly with RBC development, because the macrocytes disappear within 2 to 4 months of abstinence.
In brief, hematocrit, percentage macrocytes, and percentage reticulocytes were determined with an ADVIA120 Hematology Analyzer (Bayer Diagnostics).
2] Our patient had normal segmented neutrophils but red blood cells showed anisopoikilocytosis with both macrocytes and microcytes.
Peripheral smear showed macrocytes, macroovolocytes, increased MCV and hyperlobated neutrophils.
We grade microcytes and macrocytes from +1 to +3 with the gradings corresponding to the previously specified percentages.
Bone marrow aspirate: Peripheral blood: RBC: anisocytosis, with Normocytic Microcytic Hypochromic Red Cells with Macrocytes and few tear drop cells.
Once the patients were selected, various hematological parameters including peripheral smear analysis for megaloblasts, macrocytes, hypersegmented neutrophils and RBC indices were carried out.
The peripheral blood picture showed macrocytes, macro ovalocytes, hyper segmented neutrophils, and bone marrow showed erythroid hyperplasia, megaloblastic type (Fig 1).
PBF showed mild hypochromia, microcytes, and macrocytes.
The peripheral smear of the majority of cases showed normocytic normochromic red cells, macrocytes, macrovalocytes (Figure 1) and hypersegmented polymorphs.