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monoblast

 [mon´o-blast]
the earliest precursor in the monocytic series, which develops into the promonocyte.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mon·o·blast

(mon'ō-blast),
An immature cell that develops into a monocyte.
[mono- + G. blastos, germ]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mon·o·blast

(mon'ō-blast)
An immature cell that develops into a monocyte.
[mono- + G. blastos, germ]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

monoblast

The precursor of the MONOCYTE normally found only in the bone marrow.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Mononuclear phagocytes represent a cell lineage consisting of monoblasts, promonocytes, monocytes, and macrophages.
In mammals, mononuclear phagocytes differentiate in bone marrow from stem cells- monoblasts, promonocytes and monocytes.
Monoblasts and promonocytes are included in the blast count as blast equivalents, while monocytes are excluded.
A stained blood smear confirmed a markedly decreased platelet and neutrophil count, accompanied by numerous monoblasts. Imprint of bone marrow material and bone marrow biopsy were packed with blasts.