megaloblast

megaloblast

[meg-uh-luh-blast]
noun Pathology.
an abnormally large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cell found in the blood of persons with pernicious anemia or certain other disorders.

Origin:
1895–1900; megalo- + -blast

megaloblastic, adjective
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megaloblast (ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst)
 
n
an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia
 
megaloblastic
 
adj

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megaloblast meg·a·lo·blast (měg'ə-lō-blāst')
n.
An abnormally large nucleated red blood cell found especially in pernicious anemia or in certain vitamin deficiencies.


meg'a·lo·blas'tic adj.
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