[ meg-uh-luh-blast ]
/ ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst /
an abnormally large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cell found in the blood of persons with pernicious anemia or certain other disorders.
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OTHER WORDS FROM megaloblastmeg·a·lo·blas·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for megaloblast
Any nucleated red cell, but especially the megaloblast, may exhibit polychromatophilia.
The megaloblast is probably a distinct cell, not merely a larger size of the normoblast.
British Dictionary definitions for megaloblast
/ (ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst) /
an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia
Derived forms of megaloblastmegaloblastic (ˌmɛɡələʊˈblæstɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for megaloblast
[ mĕg′ə-lō-blăst′ ]
An abnormally large nucleated red blood cell found especially in pernicious anemia or in certain vitamin deficiencies.
Other words from megaloblastmeg′a•lo•blas′tic adj.
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