megaloblast

noun

meg·​a·​lo·​blast ˈme-gə-lō-ˌblast How to pronounce megaloblast (audio)
: a large erythroblast that appears in the blood especially in pernicious anemia
megaloblastic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of megaloblast was in 1890

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“Megaloblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megaloblast. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

megaloblast

noun
meg·​a·​lo·​blast ˈmeg-ə-lō-ˌblast How to pronounce megaloblast (audio)
: a large erythroblast that appears in the blood especially in pernicious anemia
megaloblastic adjective

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