Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large cell of the bone marrow that is a precursor of the mature granulocyte of the blood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the cells of the gray substance of the brain.
  • noun A bone-marrow cell; one of the varieties of leucocytes formed in the bone-marrow.
  • noun Same as myocyte.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a large cell, found in bone marrow, that becomes a granulocyte when mature
  • noun a cell associated with the myelin of the brain and spinal cord

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

  • noun an immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow

Etymologies

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From myelo-, from Ancient Greek μυελός (muelos, "marrow") + -cyte ("cell"), from Ancient Greek κύτος (kutos, "container, receptacle").

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