Definition of megalocyte in English:

megalocyte

Pronunciation /ˈmɛɡələ(ʊ)sʌɪt/ /ˈmɛɡ(ə)lə(ʊ)sʌɪt/

noun

Pathology
  • 1rare An abnormally large erythrocyte; = macrocyte .

  • 2Any of various other types of enlarged cell; especially an enlarged hepatocyte, typical of pyrrolizidine alkaloid poisoning of livestock.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From megalo- + -cyte.