Definition of microcytic in US English:

microcytic

adjective

Medicine
  • See microcyte

    • ‘The most common form of microcytic anemia is iron deficiency caused by reduced dietary intake.’
    • ‘How best can we then differentiate microcytic anaemia of chronic disease from genuine iron deficiency when ferritin values are normal?’
    • ‘Physical assessment included laboratory examinations that revealed severe microcytic, hypochromic anemia, which prompted obtaining urine and stool samples for occult blood.’
    • ‘The clinician is often confronted with microcytic anemia in a population with a higher prevalence of thalassemias.’
    • ‘A complete blood count showed microcytic anemia that was subsequently attributed to menorrhagia.’

Pronunciation

microcytic

/ˌmīkrəˈsitik/