myoblast

noun
myo·​blast | \ ˈmī-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce myoblast (audio) \

Definition of myoblast

: an undifferentiated cell capable of giving rise to muscle cells

First Known Use of myoblast

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Myoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myoblast. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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myoblast

noun
myo·​blast | \ ˈmī-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce myoblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of myoblast

: an undifferentiated cell capable of giving rise to muscle cells

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