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microcyte

 [mi´kro-sīt]
an erythrocyte 5 μm or less in diameter. adj., adj microcyt´ic.

mi·cro·cyte

(mī'krō-sīt),
A small (5 mcm or less) nonnucleated red blood cell.
Synonym(s): microerythrocyte
[micro- + G. kytos, cell]

microcyte

/mi·cro·cyte/ (-sīt)
1. an abnormally small erythrocyte, 5 microns or less in diameter.microcyt´ic

microcyte

(mī′krə-sīt′)
n.
An abnormally small red blood cell that is less than five microns in diameter and may occur in certain forms of anemia.

mi′cro·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

microcyte

[mī′krəsīt]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + kytos, cell
an abnormally small erythrocyte with a mean cell volume of less than 80 fL, often occurring in iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia.

microcyte

A small (< 6.5 µm in diameter, < 80 fL) red blood cell, which retains central pallor and is either normochromic or hypochromic. Microcytes are seen in iron deficiency anaemia, thalassemias and lead poisoning.

mi·cro·cyte

(mī'krō-sīt)
A small (i.e., 5 mcm or less) nonnucleated red blood cell; with decreased mean corpuscular volume.
Synonym(s): microerythrocyte.
[micro- + G. kytos, cell]

microcyte

A red blood cell of very small diameter.

mi·cro·cyte

(mī'krō-sīt)
A small (i.e., 5 mcm or less) nonnucleated red blood cell; with decreased mean corpuscular volume.
Synonym(s): microerythrocyte.
[micro- + G. kytos, cell]

microcyte,

n an unusually small red blood cell associated with iron deficiency anemia.

microcyte

an erythrocyte that has a smaller diameter than is normal for the species in which it occurs.
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In this measurement, technologists failed to identify microcytes 33 percent of the time, and failed to identify macrocytes 24 percent of the time.
dual population with macrocytes and microcytes (MCV=71.
Homozygous HbE patients (EE) experience a mild, asymptomatic anemia characterized by microcytosis and target cells whereas the heterozygotes (AE) are clinically normal but express a few microcytes and HbE on electrophoresis.