macrocytic anemia

macrocytic anemia
any of various anemias of diverse etiology that are characterized by erythrocytes that are larger than normal and lack the usual central area of pallor; mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin are also elevated. See folic acid deficiency a. and tropical macrocytic a.

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