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megaloblast

[′meg·ə·lō‚blast]
(pathology)
A large nucleated erythroblast appearing in bone marrow in vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency.
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MA had typical megaloblasts with sieved chromatin and asynchronic nuclear-cytoplasmic maturation (Figure 1).
Bone marrow aspiration was hypercellular and contains RBC precursors called megaloblasts and hypersegmented megakaryocytes.
Once the patients were selected, various hematological parameters including peripheral smear analysis for megaloblasts, macrocytes, hypersegmented neutrophils and RBC indices were carried out.