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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

(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

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]
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[2] Our patient had normal segmented neutrophils but red blood cells showed anisopoikilocytosis with both macrocytes and microcytes. Reticulocytosis was seen in 6% cases in his study.
Phases Number of Number of Abnormalities Number analyzed abnormal of cells cells cells Metaphase I 142 32 Non-oriented 12 chromosome Stickiness 20 Anaphase I 162 48 Laggards 38 Laggards and 10 precocious migration Telophase I 190 16 Micronuclei 16 Prophase II 176 12 Micronuclei 12 Metaphase II 216 24 precocious migration 02 Stickiness 22 Anaphase II 130 46 Laggards 18 Stickiness 28 Telophase II 152 16 Micronuclei 16 Tetrad with 10 micronuclei Triad 11 Triad with microcyte 18 Tetrad 204 82 Dyad 22 Dyad with microcyte 10 Monad 07 Monad with microcyte 04
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).
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.
As an attempt to improve accuracy in the grading of microcytes and macrocytes, a custom reticle was developed and evaluated.
In this measurement, technologists failed to identify microcytes 33 percent of the time, and failed to identify macrocytes 24 percent of the time.
Due to presence of dual population of cells MCV remains within normal limit or shifts slightly towards higher side if macrocytes predominate or towards lower side, if microcytes predominate.
We grade microcytes and macrocytes from +1 to +3 with the gradings corresponding to the previously specified percentages.
The mean corpuscular volume usually remains within normal limits, but a few microcytes may be detected on a blood smear.
PBF showed mild hypochromia, microcytes, and macrocytes.