proplasmacyte

pro·plas·ma·cyte

(prō-plaz'mă-sīt),
A cell in the process of differentiating from a plasmablast to a mature plasma cell.

proplasmacyte

(prō-plăz′mă-sīt) [Gr. pro, before, + LL. plasma, form, mold, + Gr. kytos, cell]
The precursor of the plasma cell.
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For the plasmacytic cell series they recommended the terms "plasmablast," "proplasmacyte" and "plasmacyte" identify these cells, and they proposed that the term "plasma cell" be avoided; however, both terms, plasmacyte and plasma cell, are still used interchangeably.
Blood smear tests also detected the presence of immature granulocytes and atypical lymphocytes (10%), while the proportion of plasmablasts and proplasmacytes was significantly increased.