Microcytes



[mahy-kruh-sahyt] /ˈmaɪ krəˌsaɪt/

noun
1.
Pathology. an abnormally small red blood cell.
/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
an unusually small red blood cell

microcyte mi·cro·cyte (mī’krə-sīt’)
n.
An abnormally small red blood cell that is less than five micrometer in diameter and may occur in certain forms of anemia. Also called microerythrocyte.
mi’cro·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.

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    [mahy-kruh-sahyt] /ˈmaɪ krəˌsaɪt/ noun 1. Pathology. an abnormally small red blood cell. /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsaɪt/ noun 1. an unusually small red blood cell microcyte mi·cro·cyte (mī’krə-sīt’) n. An abnormally small red blood cell that is less than five micrometer in diameter and may occur in certain forms of anemia. Also called microerythrocyte. mi’cro·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.



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