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Pronunciation: im'yu-no-blast'

Definition: An antigenically stimulated lymphocyte; a large cell with well-defined basophilic cytoplasm, a large nucleus with prominent nuclear membrane, distinct nucleoli, and clumped chromatin.

[immuno- + G. blastos, germ]

See Also: lymphoblast, lymphocyte transformation

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