from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix An immature, embryonic stage in the development of cells or tissues: erythroblast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix an immature cell or tissue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix or terminal formative, used principally in biological terms, and signifying growth, formation


From Greek blastos, bud.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek βλαστός (blastos, "germ, sprout"). (Wiktionary)


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