erythroblast


eryth·ro·blast

noun \i-ˈrith-rə-ˌblast\

Definition of ERYTHROBLAST

:  a polychromatic nucleated cell of red bone marrow that synthesizes hemoglobin and that is an intermediate in the initial stage of red blood cell formation; broadly :  a cell ancestral to red blood cells
eryth·ro·blas·tic \-ˌrith-rə-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

Origin of ERYTHROBLAST

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1890

eryth·ro·blast

noun \i-ˈrith-rə-ˌblast\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERYTHROBLAST

: a polychromatic nucleated cell of red marrow that synthesizes hemoglobin and that is an intermediate in the initial stage of red blood cell formation; broadly : a cell ancestral to red blood cells—compare normoblast
eryth·ro·blas·tic \-ˌrith-rə-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

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