erythroblast

noun

eryth·​ro·​blast i-ˈrith-rə-ˌblast How to pronounce erythroblast (audio)
: 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
erythroblastic adjective

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First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erythroblast was circa 1890

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“Erythroblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythroblast. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

erythroblast

noun
eryth·​ro·​blast i-ˈrith-rə-ˌblast How to pronounce erythroblast (audio)
: 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
erythroblastic adjective

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