megathrombocyte

A large blood platelet, especially a young one recently released from the bone marrow. [mega- + G. thrombos, clot, + kytos, cell]

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mega·throm·bo·cyte (meg″ə-thromґbo-sīt) an abnormally large platelet, usually newly formed; seen in greater numbers during an increase in platelet production.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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