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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The presence of macrocytes in the blood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The presence of macrocytes in the blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An abnormal physiological condition characterized by the presence of macrocytes in the blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as macrocythemia; also, the process of formation of macrocytes: a tendency to over-size of the red blood-corpuscles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the presence of macrocytes in the blood


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  • Patient says he doesn't drink but the transaminases are off the wall and his CBC shows macrocytosis. blood test results strongly suggestive of alcoholism

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • These blood cells are actually produced by our bone marrow and only survive for about 3 weeks, but alcohol is a player here and can cause macrocytosis.



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