Definition of reticulocyte in English:

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reticulocyte

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊlə(ʊ)sʌɪt/

noun

Physiology
An immature red blood cell without a nucleus, having a granular or reticulated appearance when suitably stained.
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: re|ticu¦lo|cyte

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