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Pronunciation: he'mo-his'te-o-blast'

Definition: A primordial mesenchymal cell believed to be capable of developing into all types of blood cells, including monocytes, and into histiocytes.

Synonym(s): Ferrata cell, hematohistioblast

[hemo- + G. histion, web, + blastos, germ]

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