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  • n. Plural form of thrombocyte.

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Examples

  • Then there are platelets, aka thrombocytes, which aren't exactly cells, but I'll get to that.

    It's Always about the Blood

  • In 1995, Dr. Thomas Graf's group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, found that changing the amount of a factor called GATA-1, present in white blood cells (monocytes), could make them turn into other kinds of blood cells from the same group: other white blood cells (eosinophils), red blood cells (erythrocytes), or platelets (thrombocytes), which are essential for blood clotting.

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  • The bone marrow is responsible for the production of specialized cells that constitute blood; these cells include red blood cells (to carry oxygen around the body), thrombocytes (to help stop bleeding) and certain white cells

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  • Results Oscillations in the concentration of blood cells during the afebrile and febrile phases of typical PFAPA syndrome were observed; novel findings include increased monocytes and decreased eosinophils during a febrile episode and increased thrombocytes in the afebrile interval.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Platelets, or thrombocytes are small, irregularly-shaped anuclear cells, 2-3 µm in diameter, which are derived from fragmentation of precursor megakaryocytes.

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  • Don't explain the reference comparing your writing style to fleas lapping leuko -/erythro -/thrombocytes.

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  • Dear J.P.: Platelets also are called thrombocytes.

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  • At the department, IWPR was told that in July, a 25-year-old woman named Malika died from an acute form of leukaemia after doctors failed to secure the transfusions of thrombocytes and plasma that she needed.

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  • The shortage covers reserves of fresh blood and blood components such as plasma - the liquid in which the blood cells would normally be suspended - and thrombocytes, the cells that promote clotting.

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  • The bone marrow is responsible for the production of specialized cells that constitute blood; these cells include red blood cells (to carry oxygen around the body), thrombocytes (to help stop bleeding) and certain white cells (part of the body's defense system against infection).

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