progranulocyte


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promyelocyte

 [pro-mi´ĕ-lo-sīt″]
a precursor in the granulocytic series, intermediate between myeloblast and myelocyte, containing a few undifferentiated cytoplasmic granules.
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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]
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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 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]
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