[ hee-muh-sahy-tuh-blast, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈsaɪ təˌblæst, ˌhɛm ə- /

noun Anatomy.

a primordial cell capable of developing into any type of blood cell.

Nearby words

  1. hemoconcentration,
  2. hemoconia,
  3. hemoconiosis,
  4. hemocyanin,
  5. hemocyte,
  6. hemocytocatheresis,
  7. hemocytolysis,
  8. hemocytometer,
  9. hemocytometry,
  10. hemocytotripsis

Origin of hemocytoblast

Related formshe·mo·cy·to·blas·tic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hemocytoblast


[ hē′mə-sītə-blăst′ ]


A stem cell derived from the embryonic mesenchyme and considered to be capable of developing into any type of blood cell.hemoblast lymphoidocyte

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