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[ih-rith-ruh-blast] /ɪˈrɪθ rəˌblæst/

noun, Anatomy.
a nucleated cell in the bone marrow from which red blood cells develop.
a nucleated cell in bone marrow that develops into an erythrocyte

erythroblast e·ryth·ro·blast (ĭ-rĭth’rə-blāst’)
Any of the nucleated cells normally found in bone marrow that develop into red blood cells.
e·ryth’ro·blast’ic adj.


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