[mahy-kruh-sahyt] /ˈmaɪ krəˌsaɪt/

Pathology. an abnormally small red blood cell.
an unusually small red blood cell

microcyte mi·cro·cyte (mī’krə-sīt’)
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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