myeloblast

noun
my·​e·​lo·​blast | \ ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌblast How to pronounce myeloblast (audio) \

Definition of myeloblast

: a large mononuclear nongranular bone-marrow cell especially : one that is a precursor of a myelocyte

Other Words from myeloblast

myeloblastic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lə-​ˈbla-​stik How to pronounce myeloblast (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of myeloblast

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myeloblast

borrowed from German Myeloblast, from myelo- myelo- + -blast -blast

Note: In the current sense the word is attributed to the Swiss hematologist Otto Naegeli (1871-1938), in "Ueber rothes Knochenmark und Myeloblasten," Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, 26. Jahrgang, No. 18 (3 Mai 1900), pp. 287-90.

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“Myeloblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myeloblast. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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myeloblast

noun
my·​e·​lo·​blast | \ ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌblast How to pronounce myeloblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of myeloblast

: a large mononuclear nongranular bone marrow cell especially : one that is a precursor of a myelocyte — compare leukoblast

Other Words from myeloblast

myeloblastic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lə-​ˈblas-​tik How to pronounce myeloblast (audio) \ adjective

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