Definition of Macrocytic anaemia
1. Noun. Anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal.
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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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 ..."