myeloblast

noun

my·​e·​lo·​blast ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌblast How to pronounce myeloblast (audio)
: a large mononuclear nongranular bone-marrow cell
especially : one that is a precursor of a myelocyte
myeloblastic adjective

Word History

Etymology

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.

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myeloblast was circa 1904

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“Myeloblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myeloblast. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

myeloblast

noun
my·​e·​lo·​blast ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌblast How to pronounce myeloblast (audio)
: a large mononuclear nongranular bone marrow cell
especially : one that is a precursor of a myelocyte compare leukoblast
myeloblastic adjective

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