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normoblast

Pronunciation: nor'mo-blast

Definition: A nucleated red blood cell, the immediate precursor of a normal erythrocyte in humans. Its four stages of development are: 1) pronormoblast, 2) basophilic normoblast, 3) polychromatic normoblast, and 4) orthochromatic normoblast

See: erythroblast

[normo- + G. blastos, sprout, germ]

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