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Medical Term:

colony forming unit-erythrocyte cell


a population of bone marrow-residing progenitor cells derived from BFU-E cells, responsible for the formation of erythrocytes; they require only low concentrations of erythropoietin for their survival as well as to differentiate into proerythroblasts.

See Also: burst forming unit-erythrocyte cell

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