hemocytoblast


hemocytoblast
hemocytoblastic, adj.
/hee'meuh suy"teuh blast', hem'euh-/, n. Anat.
a primordial cell capable of developing into any type of blood cell.
[HEMOCYTE + -O- + -BLAST]

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      generalized stem cell, from which, according to the monophyletic theory of blood cell formation, all blood cells form, including both erythrocytes (erythrocyte) and leukocytes (leukocyte). The cell resembles a lymphocyte and has a large nucleus; its cytoplasm contains granules that stain with a base.

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