lymphoblastic

lymphoblast

[lim-fuh-blast]
noun Cell Biology.
a large, metabolically active lymphocyte shortly before it enters into mitosis.

Origin:
1905–10; lympho- + -blast

lymphoblastic, adjective
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lymphoblast (ˈlɪmfəʊˌblɑːst)
 
n
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)
 
lymphoblastic
 
adj

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


lym'pho·blas'tic adj.
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