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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sim'pa-tho-blast'

Definition: A primitive cell derived from the neural crest glia; with the pheochromoblasts, sympathoblasts enter into the formation of the adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglia.

Synonym(s): sympathetoblast, sympathicoblast

[sympatho- + G. blastos, germ]

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