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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in mammals and man, large cells (up to 40 microns) in the hemopoietic organs. Mature megakaryocytes have a multilobed polyploid nucleus. The cytoplasm has a characteristic granularity. Megakaryocytes form thrombocytes.
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