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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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Abnormal red blood cells (RBCs) with low volume, including microcytes, schistocytes, and spherocytes, have been reported to be the cause of spuriously high platelet counts.
Peripheral smear study of anemia showed microcytes with central pallor greater than 50% (hypochromic).
Microscopic examination of blood films obtained from naturally infected camels showed presence of different morphological changes in erythrocyte such as tear droplet cells, eliptical cells, microcytes, microcytes with nuclear remnants, paler cells, stomatocytes, hypochromia and polychromia (Fig.
A peripheral blood film showed mild anemia with microcytes, no significant polychromasia or poikilocytosis, and neutrophils with prominent granulation.
Peripheral blood smear showed important anisocytosis and poikilocytosis with hypocrome microcytes predominance.
Microscopically paillomas had inverted pattern of growth composed of proliferating columnar epithelial cells with an admixture of mucin secreting cells and microcytes, none showed malignant dysplasia.
Howell-Jolly bodies showing signs of hemolytic anemia or an affected spleen; also polycromasia and microcytes, which occur in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
RBC morphology revealed marked anisocytosis and poikilocytosis with oval macrocytes, schistocytes and microcytes.
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.