- a small nucleated blood cell in most vertebrates, except mammals, that initiates the process of blood clotting
- platelet (sense )
Origin of thrombocytethrombo- + -cyte
- See platelet.
- A nucleated, spindle-shaped cell of nonmammalian vertebrates that promotes blood clotting.
- (hematology, cytology) platelet
thrombo- +"Ž -cyte