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angioblast

[an-jee-uh-blast] /ˈæn dʒi əˌblæst/
noun, Embryology
1.
one of several mesenchymal cells capable of developing into the endothelium of the blood vessels.
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angioblastic, adjective
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angioblast in Medicine

angioblast an·gi·o·blast (ān'jē-ə-blāst')
n.

  1. A cell taking part in blood vessel formation.

  2. The primordial mesenchymal tissue from which embryonic blood cells and vascular endothelium are differentiated. Also called vasoformative cell.

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