a young circulating erythrocyte showing a network of fibers in the cell when stained
Origin of reticulocyteModern Latin from Classical Latin reticulum (see reticule) + -cyte
An immature red blood cell that (in mammals) lacks a nucleus but contains a network of filaments consisting of residual RNA and organelles. Reticulocytes move from the bone marrow into the bloodstream.
Origin of reticulocytereticul(um) -cyte