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megaloblast

[ meg-uh-luh-blast ]
/ ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst /
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noun Pathology.
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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Origin of megaloblast

First recorded in 1895–1900; megalo- + -blast

OTHER WORDS FROM megaloblast

meg·a·lo·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for megaloblast

megaloblast
/ (ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst) /

noun
an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia

Derived forms of megaloblast

megaloblastic (ˌmɛɡələʊˈblæstɪk), adjective
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