One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unusually small red blood cell, associated with certain anemias.
- ‘Among the common morphologic findings in dyserythropoiesis are oval macrocytes and hypochromic microcytes, creating a dimorphic population.’
- ‘For instance, when quizzed, some of our technologists said that they considered both the number of events per field and the degree of abnormality, e.g., the size of the macrocyte or microcyte, in considering the grade.’
- ‘Macrocytes have a high MCV and microcytes have a low MCV.’
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