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Pronunciation: an′jē-ō-blast


  1. A cell taking part in blood vessel formation.
  2. Primordial mesenchymal tissue from which embryonic blood cells and vascular endothelium are differentiated.

Synonym(s): vasoformative cell

[angio- + G. blastos, germ]

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