thrombocytic /throm'beuh sit"ik/, adj.
/throm"beuh suyt'/, n. Anat.
1. platelet.
2. one of the minute, nucleate cells that aid coagulation in the blood of those vertebrates that do not have blood platelets.
[1905-10; THROMBO- + -CYTE]

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      a small, nucleated, spindle-shaped cell of nonmammalian vertebrates that plays a role in the clotting of blood; or a blood platelet, a small, non-nucleated, cytoplasmic body found in the blood of mammals, which similarly plays a role in the clotting of blood. See also platelet.

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