Normoblast

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normoblast

[′nȯr·mə‚blast]
(histology)
The smallest of the nucleated precursors of the erythrocyte; slightly larger than a mature adult erythrocyte. Also known as acidophilic erythroblast; arthochromatic erythroblast; eosinophilic erythroblast; karyocyte; metakaryocyte; metanitricyte; metarubricyte.
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Normoblast

 

one of the stages in the maturation of erythrocytes in the bone marrow of mammals and man. The cytoplasm of a developing normoblast gradually becomes enriched with hemoglobin and the nucleus degenerates, resulting in the emergence of a mature erythrocyte.

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