[ meg-uh-luh-blast ]
/ ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst /
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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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How to use megaloblast in a sentence
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.
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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