Adjective "megakaryocyte" definition and examples

(Megakaryocyte may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌmɛɡəˈkarɪə(ʊ)sʌɪt/

Definitions and examples

noun

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.

    More definitions

    1. a large bone-marrow cell having a lobulate nucleus, regarded as the source of blood platelets.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "growths can be megakaryocyte."

    Origin

    Late 19th century. From mega- + karyo- + -cyte; apparently coined by W. H. Howell.