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- n. erythroblast
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nucleated red blood-cell developed from an erythroblast, and having a globular, deeply staining nucleus in which a chromatin reticulum cannot be recognized. This nucleus is surrounded by a layer of cytoplasm containing hemoglobin. The normoblast becomes a typical red blood-corpuscle by extruding its nucleus. See cut under lymphocyte, and under blood, 1.
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Can survival of the fittest or random mutations explain how a hemocytoblast (first stage) could change (mature) into a proerythroblast, whose only apparent job is to change (mature) into an erythroblast, whose job is to become a normoblast and then a reticulocyte and finally a red blood cell?