Megakaryoblast

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Definition

noun, plural: megakaryoblast

A precursor cell that develops into a promegakaryocyte during hematopoiesis.


Supplement

Word origin: Greek mégas, large + Greek karuo-, nut + Greek blastos, germ, sprout.

Related forms: megakaryoblastic (adjective)

See also: thrombocytic series, promegakaryocyte