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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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Blasts refer to myeloblasts, lymphoblasts, monoblasts, promonocytes, and megakaryoblasts.
Bone marrow aspiration detected 85% monoblasts. Morphologic, cytochemical, and immunocytochemical studies confirmed the diagnosis of AML (M5A-FAB).
In general, the cells of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma have thick nuclear membranes and basophilic nucleoli, unlike myeloblasts or monoblasts, which have thin nuclear membranes and pinpoint nucleoli.
Hematologic parameters in the patients at AML diagnosis Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Hb (g/dl) 6.0 7.30 5.40 Hct (%) 23.7 - 16.80 WBC/[mm.sup.3] 20,700 7,000 29,900 Platelet/[mm.sup.3] 12,000 21,000 52,000 Blasts Blood smear 44% 18% 60% Bone marrow 77% 33% 62% monoblasts Auer rods(+) myeloblasts Cytochemical features MPO(+) MPO(+) MPO(+) NSE(+) D.
Monoblasts and promonocytes are included in the blast count as blast equivalents, while monocytes are excluded.