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promyelocyte

Pronunciation: pro-mi'e-lo-sit'

Definition:

  1. The developmental stage of a granular leukocyte between the myeloblast and myelocyte, when a few specific granules appear in addition to azurophilic ones.
  2. A large uninuclear cell occurring in the circulating blood of persons with myelocytic leukemia.

Synonym(s): premyelocyte, progranulocyte

[pro- + G. myelos, marrow, + kytos, cell]

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