Megalo-



1.
a combining form with the meanings “large, great, grand,” “abnormally large,” used in the formation of compound words:
megalopolis; megalocardia.
combining form
1.
indicating greatness, or abnormal size: megalopolis, megaloblast

word-forming element meaning “large, great, exaggerated,” from comb. form of Greek megas “large, great” (stem megal-); see mickle.

megalo- or megal-
pref.
Large; of exaggerated size or greatness: megalocephaly.

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    [meg-uh-luh-blast] /ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cell found in the blood of persons with pernicious anemia or certain other disorders. /ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst/ noun 1. an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia megaloblast meg·a·lo·blast (měg’ə-lō-blāst’) n. An abnormally large nucleated red blood […]

  • Megaloblastic

    [meg-uh-luh-blast] /ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cell found in the blood of persons with pernicious anemia or certain other disorders. /ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst/ noun 1. an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia megaloblast meg·a·lo·blast (měg’ə-lō-blāst’) n. An abnormally large nucleated red blood […]



  • Megaloblastic anaemia

    noun 1. any anaemia, esp pernicious anaemia, characterized by the presence of megaloblasts in the blood or bone marrow

  • Megaloblastic anemia

    megaloblastic anemia n. Anemia in which there is a predominant number of megaloblasts and relatively few normoblasts among the hyperplastic erythroid cells in the bone marrow.



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