Megaloblastic



[meg-uh-luh-blast] /ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst/

noun, Pathology.
1.
an abnormally large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cell found in the blood of persons with pernicious anemia or certain other disorders.
/ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst/
noun
1.
an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia

megaloblast meg·a·lo·blast (měg’ə-lō-blāst’)
n.
An abnormally large nucleated red blood cell found especially in pernicious anemia or in certain vitamin deficiencies.
meg’a·lo·blas’tic adj.

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