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noun Cell Biology.
  1. 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
Related formslym·pho·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lymphoblast


  1. 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)
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Derived Formslymphoblastic (ˌlɪmfəʊˈblæstɪk), adjective
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lymphoblast in Medicine


  1. An immature cell that gives rise to a lymphocyte.lymphocytoblast
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Related formslym′pho•blastic adj.
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