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 +An irregular, disc-shaped element in the [[blood]] that assists in [[blood clot]]ting. During normal blood clotting, the platelets clump together (aggregate). Although platelets are often classed as blood cells, they are actually fragments of large [[bone marrow]] cells called [[megakaryocytes]].
  
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