myeloid cellmedical dictionary

<haematology, pathology> One of the two classes of marrow derived blood cells, includes megakaryocytes, erythrocyte precursors, mononuclear phagocytes and all the polymorphonuclear granulocytes. That all these are ultimately derived from one stem cell lineage is shown by the occurrence of the Philadelphia chromosome in these, but not lymphoid, cells. most authors tend, however, to restrict the term myeloid to mononuclear phagocytes and granulocytes and commonly distinguish a separate erythroid lineage.

(12 May 1997)

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