Definition of Lymphoblast

1. Noun. An immature lymphocyte.

Generic synonyms: Lymph Cell, Lymphocyte

Definition of Lymphoblast

1. Noun. An immature lymphocyte; they proliferate uncontrollably in lymphoblastic leukemia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lymphoblast

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lymphoblast

1. Often referred to as a blast cell. Unlike other usages of the suffix blast a lymphoblast is a further differentiation of a lymphocyte, T or B, occasioned by an antigenic stimulus. The lymphoblast usually develops by enlargement of a lymphocyte, active re entry to the S phase of the cell cycle, mitogenesis and production of much mRNA and ribosomes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphoblast

lymphatology
lymphatolysis
lymphatolytic
lymphectasia
lymphedema
lymphedema praecox
lymphedemas
lymphedematous keratoderma
lymphemia
lymphitis
lymphization
lymphlike
lymphlined
lympho-
lymphoadenoma
lymphoblast (current term)
lymphoblastic
lymphoblastic leukaemia
lymphoblastic leukemia
lymphoblastic lymphoma
lymphoblastoid
lymphoblastoma
lymphoblastosis
lymphoblasts
lymphocele
lymphocerastism
lymphocinesis
lymphocryptovirus
lymphocryptoviruses
lymphocyst

Literary usage of Lymphoblast

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"The tumors are primary hyperplasias of some single derivative, or group of derivatives, of the lymphoblast or myeloblast at each separate situation rather ..."

2. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"The type cell is the lymphoblast. It occurs abundantly in the germinative centers in ... The lymphoblast under normal conditions passes by slight degrees of ..."

3. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"The type cell is the lymphoblast. It occurs abundantly in the germinative centers in ... The lymphoblast under normal conditions passes by slight degrees of ..."

4. The Biology of the Blood-cells with a Glossary of Hæmatological Terms: For by Oskar Cameron Gruner (1914)
"lymphoblast. See Myeloblast. lymphoblast (Naegeli). Syn. ... large lymphocyte of Ehrlich, myeloblast and lymphoblast of ..."

5. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"The collection contains human fibroblast, lymphoblast and amniotic fluid cell cultures, as well as virus-transformed fibroblast cultures, selected animal ..."

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