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Pronunciation: mak'ro-si-the'me-a

Definition: The occurrence of unusually large numbers of macrocytes in the circulating blood.

Synonym(s): macrocytosis, megalocythemia, megalocytosis

[macrocyte + G. haima, blood]

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