[ 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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Origin of megaloblast
First recorded in 1895–1900; megalo-
OTHER WORDS FROM megaloblastmeg·a·lo·blas·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for megaloblast
In agreement with this, "blood crises" are not to be observed in the megaloblastic anæmias.
We can now say that the megaloblastic metamorphosis is not a purposeful process, and for the following reasons: 1.
For this reason, the prognosis of megaloblastic anæmia, apart from the group of Bothriocephalus anæmia, is exceedingly bad.
Since the fresh formation of red blood corpuscles by means of the megaloblastic method is clearly much slower.
an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia
Derived forms of megaloblastmegaloblastic (ˌmɛɡələʊˈblæstɪk), adjective
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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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