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

  • n. An abnormally large nucleated red blood cell found especially in people having pernicious anemia or certain vitamin deficiencies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An abnormally large red blood cell associated with pernicious anemia and with folic acid deficiency

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large nucleate cell found in the bone-marrow in the embryo: also a megalocyte, or large red blood-corpuscle occurring in certain forms of anemia in extra-uterine life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency


megalo- + -blast (Wiktionary)


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