lymph oblast


noun Cell Biology.
a large, metabolically active lymphocyte shortly before it enters into mitosis.

1905–10; lympho- + -blast

lymphoblastic, adjective Unabridged
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lymphoblast (ˈlɪmfəʊˌblɑːst)
an abnormal cell consisting of a large nucleus and small cytoplasm that was once thought to be an immature lymphocyte and is now associated with a type of leukaemia (lymphoblastic leukaemia)

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lymphoblast lym·pho·blast (lĭm'fə-blāst')
An immature cell that gives rise to a lymphocyte. Also called lymphocytoblast.

lym'pho·blas'tic adj.
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