from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See platelet.
- n. A nucleated, spindle-shaped cell of nonmammalian vertebrates that promotes blood clotting.
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- n. platelet
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- n. tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting
thrombo- + -cyte (Wiktionary)