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lymphoblast

Pronunciation: lim'fo-blast

Definition: A young immature cell that matures into a lymphocyte and is characterized by more abundant cytoplasm than in a lymphocyte, a nucleus in which the chromatin is finer than in a lymphocyte (but coarser than in a myeloblast), and one or two rather prominent nucleoli.

Synonym(s): lymphocytoblast

[lympho- + G. blastos, germ]

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