proleukocyte -->
leukoblast
medical dictionary

An immature white blood cell that is transitional between the lymphoidocyte (or the myeloblast of Naegeli and Downey) and the promyelocyte; the cytoplasm is polychromatophilic or slightly acidophilic and, as compared with the lymphoidocyte, the nuclear network of chromatin is thicker and the nucleoli less distinct.

Synonyms: proleukocyte.

Origin: Leuko-+ G. Blastos, germ

(05 Mar 2000)

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