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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As an attempt to improve accuracy in the grading of microcytes and macrocytes, a custom reticle was developed and evaluated.
thalassemia major results in macrocytes rather than microcytes.
In severe cases, elliptocytes may accompany microcytes and hypochromic red cells on blood films.