Definition of reticulocyte in English:

reticulocyte

Line breaks: re|ticu¦lo|cyte
Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊlə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
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noun

Physiology
  • An immature red blood cell without a nucleus, having a granular or reticulated appearance when suitably stained.
    More example sentences
    • Affected infants have suppression of erythropoiesis with extremely low reticulocytes despite a low packed cell volume and normal erythropoietin values.
    • Finally, in their discussion of serum testing, the authors report that hemolysis ‘is indicated by the presence of fractured red blood cells and increased reticulocytes on the smear.’
    • The final stage of erythrocyte production is when reticulocytes develop into erythrocytes.

Origin

1920s: from reticulated + -cyte.

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