[hee-muh-sahy-tuh-blast, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈsaɪ təˌblæst, ˌhɛm ə-/

noun, Anatomy.
a primordial cell capable of developing into any type of blood cell.

hemocytoblast he·mo·cy·to·blast (hē’mə-sī’tə-blāst’)
A stem cell derived from the embryonic mesenchyme and considered to be capable of developing into any type of blood cell. Also called hemoblast, lymphoidocyte.


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