Megaloblast

A megaloblast is an unusually large erythroblast that can be associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency (as caused by pernicious anemia or dietary insufficiency) and/or folic acid deficiency (collectively called megaloblastic anemia). It is differentiated from a normoblast, which is a normally-sized erythroblast. This kind of anemia leads to macrocyte...
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megaloblast

<haematology> A large nucleated cell which is the precurson to alterations of the red blood cell sequence, these cells are found almost exclusively in people with pernicious anaemia. ... (29 Oct 1998) ...
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megaloblast

(from the article `blood disease`) Megaloblastic anemia, the production in the bone marrow of abnormal nucleated red cells known as megaloblasts, develops as the result of dietary ... ...of vitamin B12, the body is unable to synthesize DNA properly. This in turn affects red blood cell production: the cells divide, but their nuclei ... ...
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megaloblast

(meg´ә-lo-blast″) a large, nucleated immature progenitor of an abnormal erythrocytic series, an abnormal counterpart to the normoblast; megaloblasts are present in the blood in certain anemias. adj., megaloblas´tic., adj.
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megaloblast

noun abnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency
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megaloblast

Type: Term Pronunciation: meg′ă-lō-blast′ Definitions: 1. A large, nucleated, embryonic type of cell that is a precursor of erythrocytes in an abnormal erythropoietic process observed in pernicious anemia; a megaloblasts four stages of development are as follows: 1) promegaloblast, 2) basophilic megaloblast, 3) polychromatic m...
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megaloblast

[n] - abnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency
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