[mahy-uh-luh-sahyt] /ˈmaɪ ə ləˌsaɪt/

noun, Anatomy.
a cell of the bone marrow, especially one developing into a granulocyte.
an immature granulocyte, normally occurring in the bone marrow but detected in the blood in certain diseases

myelocyte my·e·lo·cyte (mī’ə-lə-sīt’)

my’e·lo·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.


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