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Definition of Microcytic

Microcytic: Literally, referring to any abnormally small cell; in practice, referring to an abnormally small red blood cell. For example, microcytic anemia is characterized by small red blood cells. The opposite of microcytic is macrocytic.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=23049
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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