angioblast

noun

an·​gio·​blast ˈan-jē-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce angioblast (audio)
1
: one of the extraembryonic mesenchyme cells that differentiate into the endothelium of the embryonic blood vessels
2
: the mesenchymal tissue that gives rise to embryonic blood cells and blood vessels
angioblastic adjective

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“Angioblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/angioblast. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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