microcyte

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mi·cro·cyte

 (mī′krə-sīt′)
n.
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.

microcyte

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) an unusually small red blood cell
microcytic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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However, MPV may not be an accurate indication of immaturity because of interference from giant platelets, platelet clumps, microerythrocytes, and cell fragments.