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platelet

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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪtlɪt
 
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Definition of platelet in English:

noun

Physiology
A small colourless disc-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting. Also called thrombocyte.
Example sentences
  • For example, a person can receive only platelets, red blood cells, or a clotting factor.
  • The bone marrow is responsible for formation of blood components such as the white blood cells and platelets.
  • The animals also showed no significant decreases in white blood cells or platelets.

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