premyelocyte


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pro·my·e·lo·cyte

(prō-mī'ĕ-lō-sīt'),
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.
[pro- + G. myelos, marrow, + kytos, cell]

pro·my·e·lo·cyte

(prō-mī'ĕ-lō-sīt)
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 mononuclear cell of bone marrow representing an undifferentiated stage in the development of a granulocyte, between myeloblast and myelocyte; contains only a few undifferentiated cytoplasmic granules; rare in circulating blood except in myelocytic leukemias.
Synonym(s): premyelocyte, progranulocyte.
[pro- + G. myelos, marrow, + kytos, cell]

premyelocyte

(prē-mī′ĕl-ō-sīt) [″ + ″ + kytos, cell]
The cell that is the immediate precursor of a myelocyte.

premyelocyte

promyelocyte; progranulocyte.