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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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Peripheral blood smear demonstrates marked poikilocytosis as well as some anisocytosis, though many are microcytes.
In severe cases, elliptocytes may accompany microcytes and hypochromic red cells on blood films.
The mean corpuscular volume usually remains within normal limits, but a few microcytes may be detected on a blood smear.
4%) (Figures 1C and E), indicating that the majority of Bs were included in the nuclei to guarantee their propagation or the expulsion from the cytoplasm, therefore originating the microcytes (Figures C and D).
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.
PBF showed mild hypochromia, microcytes, and macrocytes.
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