- a small nucleated blood cell in most vertebrates, except mammals, that initiates the process of blood clotting
- platelet (sense )
thrombo- + -cyte
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- See platelet.
- A nucleated, spindle-shaped cell of nonmammalian vertebrates that promotes blood clotting.
- thromˌbo·cytˈic (-sĭtˈĭk) adjective
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