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[ri-tik-yuh-luh-sahyt] /rɪˈtɪk yə ləˌsaɪt/
noun, Anatomy.
a very young red blood cell, sampled as a measure of red blood cell formation; reticulated erythrocyte.
an immature red blood cell containing a network of granules or filaments

reticulocyte re·tic·u·lo·cyte (rĭ-tĭk’yə-lō-sīt’)
An immature red blood cell containing a network of basophilic filaments and occurring during the blood regeneration.


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