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An abnormally small red blood cell, characteristic of certain forms of anemia and often associated with iron deficiency.

mi′cro·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Biology) an unusually small red blood cell
microcytic adj
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Noun1.microcyte - an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)microcyte - an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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IT3000 has the ability to display these new parameters on our enquiry screen and so we can see the percentages of microcytes and macrocytes on every sample.
9 Platelets * * * Mean Platelet Volume * * * Neutrophils 7 29 58 Bands 54 50 35 Lymphocytes 10 9 5 Monocytes 7 0 2 Metamyelocyte 12 9 0 Myelocyte 8 2 0 Promyelocyte 2 1 0 Nucleated Red Blood Cells 2 0 2 Polychromasia present [dagger] [dagger] Poikilocytosis present [dagger] present Anisocytosis present [dagger] present Microcytes present [dagger] [dagger] Spherocytes present [dagger] [dagger] Mega-thrombocytes present present [dagger] Absolute Neutrophils 3.
Peripheral blood showed moderate macrocytosis with occasional microcytes, elliptocytes and occasional teardrop cells.