Definition of Macrocytic anaemia

1. Noun. Anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal.

Exact synonyms: Macrocytic Anemia
Generic synonyms: Anaemia, Anemia



Medical Definition of Macrocytic anaemia

1. Any anaemia in which the average size of circulating erythrocytes is greater than normal, i.e., the mean corpuscular volume is 94 cu um or more (normal range, 82 to 92 cu um), including such syndromes as pernicious anaemia, sprue, coeliac disease, macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy, anaemia of diphyllobothriasis, and others. Synonym: megalocytic anaemia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrocytic Anaemia

macrocycles
macrocyclic
macrocyclic compound
macrocyclic compounds
macrocyclization
macrocyclizations
macrocyst
macrocystis
macrocysts
macrocytase
macrocyte
macrocytes
macrocythemia
macrocytic
macrocytic achylic anaemia
macrocytic anaemia (current term)
macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy
macrocytic anaemia tropical
macrocytic anemia
macrocytic hyperchromia
macrocytoses
macrocytosis
macrodactyl
macrodactylia
macrodactylous
macrodiagonal
macrodiolide
macrodiolides
macrodipole
macrodipoles

Literary usage of Macrocytic anaemia

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"These results show that in both bled and parasitised sheep a normochromic macrocytic anaemia developed. While there was no difference in the mean decline in ..."

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