One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A giant cell with a large, irregularly lobed, polyploid nucleus, which occurs in small numbers in normal bone marrow and gives rise to blood platelets by fragmentation of its cytoplasm.
Late 19th century. From mega- + karyo- + -cyte; apparently coined by W. H. Howell.
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