[ mahy-uh-blast ]
/ ˈmaɪ əˌblæst /

noun Embryology.

any of the cells derived from the mesoderm in the vertebrate embryo that develop into muscle tissue.

Origin of myoblast

First recorded in 1880–85; myo- + -blast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for myoblast


[ mīə-blăst′ ]


A primitive muscle cell having the potential to develop into a muscle fiber.sarcoblast
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