microcyte


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microcyte

[′mī·krə‚sīt]
(medicine)
A red blood cell whose diameter or mean corpuscular volume or both are more than two standard deviations below the normal mean. Also known as microerythrocyte.
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In this measurement, technologists failed to identify microcytes 33 percent of the time, and failed to identify macrocytes 24 percent of the time.
Peripheral smear was consistent with anisocytosis, microcytes, target cells, tear drop cells, and dimorphic red blood cells.
On the blood smear, there were no shistocytes, spherocytes, poikilocytosis, microcytes, teardrop, or target cells.
Peripheral blood showed moderate macrocytosis with occasional microcytes, elliptocytes and occasional teardrop cells.
Peripheral smear showed numerous microcytes and ovalocytes.
thalassemia major results in macrocytes rather than microcytes.
microcytes or macrocytes) may not remain active in the bloodstream for the full 120 days, but may become sequestered and destroyed earlier.
Red blood cell morphology was suggestive of a microangiopathic process: microscopic examination indicated that five of the eight infants had mild to moderate (1+ to 2+) hemolysis characterized by the presence of microcytes, burr cells, spherocytes, and bizarre fragments.
The peripheral smear examination showed anisopoikilocytosis with macrocytes, microcytes, schistocytes, target cells, basophilic stippling, and hypochromia of RBCs.