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haemopoiesis

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The process of formation, development, and differentiation of blood cells. All blood cells in adults are derived from bone marrow stem cells.

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megakaryocyte

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n. a cell in the bone marrow that produces platelets. It is large (35–160 μm in diameter), with an irregular multilobed nucleus, and with Romanowsky stains its abundant...

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platelet

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a disc-shaped cell structure, 1–2 μm in diameter, present in the blood. Platelets have several functions, all relating to the arrest of bleeding (see blood...

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