myoblast

noun

myo·​blast ˈmī-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce myoblast (audio)
: an undifferentiated cell capable of giving rise to muscle cells

Examples of myoblast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stefan Eberhard Cytoskeleton of a dividing myoblast: tubulin (cyan), F-actin (orange), and nucleus (magenta). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 17 Oct. 2023 Notably, the peptide has been found to contribute to wound healing and promotes chemotaxis of myoblasts, accelerating wound closure. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023

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First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myoblast was in 1884

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“Myoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myoblast. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

myoblast

noun
myo·​blast ˈmī-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce myoblast (audio)
: an undifferentiated cell capable of giving rise to muscle cells

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