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Image frae a licht microscope (500 ×) frae a Giemsa-stained peripheral bluid smear shawin platelets (blue dots) surroondit bi reid bluid cells (pink an circular)
Anatomical terminology

Platelets, an aa cried thrombocytes, are a component o bluid whose function (alang wi the coagulation factors) is tae stap bleedin bi clumpin an clottin bluid vessel injuries.[1] Platelets hae no cell nucleus: thay are fragments o cytoplasm which are derived frae the megakaryocytes[2] o the bane marrae, an then enter the circulation.

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  1. Laki K (Dec 8, 1972). "Our ancient heritage in blood clotting and some of its consequences". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 202: 297–307. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1972.tb16342.x. PMID 4508929.
  2. Machlus KR; Thon JN; Italiano JE (2014). "Interpreting the developmental dance of the megakaryocyte: A review of the cellular and molecular processes mediating platelet formation". British Journal of Haematology. 165 (2): 227–36. doi:10.1111/bjh.12758. PMID 24499183.