lymphoblast

[ lim-fuh-blast ]
/ ˈlɪm fəˌblæst /

noun Cell Biology.

a large, metabolically active lymphocyte shortly before it enters into mitosis.

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Origin of lymphoblast

First recorded in 1905–10; lympho- + -blast

OTHER WORDS FROM lymphoblast

lym·pho·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lymphoblast

lymphoblast
/ (ˈlɪmfəʊˌblɑːst) /

noun

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)

Derived forms of lymphoblast

lymphoblastic (ˌlɪmfəʊˈblæstɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for lymphoblast

lymphoblast
[ lĭmfə-blăst′ ]

n.

An immature cell that gives rise to a lymphocyte.lymphocytoblast

Other words from lymphoblast

lym′pho•blastic adj.
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