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noun Anatomy.
  1. a nucleated cell in the bone marrow from which red blood cells develop.
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Origin of erythroblast

First recorded in 1885–90; erythro- + -blast
Related formse·ryth·ro·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erythroblast


  1. a nucleated cell in bone marrow that develops into an erythrocyte
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Derived Formserythroblastic, adjective
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erythroblast in Medicine


  1. Any of the nucleated cells normally found in bone marrow that develop into red blood cells.
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Related formse•ryth′ro•blastic adj.
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