megaloblast

noun
meg·​a·​lo·​blast | \ ˈme-gə-lō-ˌblast How to pronounce megaloblast (audio) \

Definition of megaloblast

: a large erythroblast that appears in the blood especially in pernicious anemia

Other Words from megaloblast

megaloblastic \ ˌme-​gə-​lō-​ˈbla-​stik How to pronounce megaloblast (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of megaloblast

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Megaloblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megaloblast. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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megaloblast

noun
meg·​a·​lo·​blast | \ ˈmeg-ə-lō-ˌblast How to pronounce megaloblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of megaloblast

: a large erythroblast that appears in the blood especially in pernicious anemia

Other Words from megaloblast

megaloblastic \ ˌmeg-​ə-​lō-​ˈblas-​tik How to pronounce megaloblast (audio) \ adjective

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