Meaning of “platelet” in the English Dictionary

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"platelet" in British English

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plateletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpleɪt.lət/ us /ˈpleɪt.lət/ specialized

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  • First, special cells, called platelets, stop the blood from coming out. 

(Definition of “platelet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"platelet" in American English

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plateletnoun [ C ]

/ˈpleɪt·lɪt/

biology a very small cell in the blood that makes the blood thicker and stops it from flowing when you cut yourself

(Definition of “platelet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)