myelocyte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From myelo-, from Ancient Greek μυελός (muelós, marrow) + -cyte (cell), from Ancient Greek κύτος (kútos, container, receptacle).

Noun[edit]

myelocyte (plural myelocytes)

  1. a large cell, found in bone marrow, that becomes a granulocyte when mature
  2. a cell associated with the myelin of the brain and spinal cord