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microcyte

 [mi´kro-sīt]
an erythrocyte 5 μm or less in diameter. adj., adj microcyt´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·cyte

(mī'krō-sīt),
A small (5 mcm or less) nonnucleated red blood cell.
Synonym(s): microerythrocyte
[micro- + G. kytos, cell]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

microcyte

A red blood cell of very small diameter.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The evidence of preferential segregation of B chromosomes in the accession ETB AZ 055 is the reduction of the tetrads and microspore with micronuclei (14.4%) (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).
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