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macrocythemia

 [mak″ro-si-the´me-ah]
the presence of macrocytes in the blood, as in macrocytic anemia and some types of liver disease. Called also macrocytosis.
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mac·ro·cy·the·mi·a

(mak'rō-sī-thē'mē-ă),
The occurrence of unusually large numbers of macrocytes in the circulating blood.
[macrocyte + G. haima, blood]
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macrocytosis

(măk′rō-sī-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. macrocyto·ses (-sēz)
The presence of macrocytes in the blood.

mac′ro·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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macrocytosis

The presence of abundant red cells/erythrocytes with a mean cell volume of > 100–105 fL. Macrocytosis is normal in newborns and infants but uncommon in adults, and is typical of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.
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macrocytosis

Hematology The presence of abundant RBCs with an MCV of > 105 fL and a diameter of ≥ 8.5 µm; macrocytosis is normal in newborns and infants, but uncommon in adults, and is typical of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency. See Megaloblastic anemia. Cf Microcystosis.
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mac·ro·cy·the·mi·a

(mak'rō-sī-thē'mē-ă)
The occurrence of unusually large numbers of macrocytes in the circulating blood.
Synonym(s): macrocytosis, macrocythaemia.
[macrocyte + G. haima, blood]
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macrocytosis

The condition in which the blood contains large numbers of enlarged red blood cells (macrocytes). This occurs when red cells are being produced more rapidly than normal to try to compensate for reduced oxygen carrying capacity.
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