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lymphoblast Line breaks: lympho|blast
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪmfə(ʊ)blast/

Definition of lymphoblast in English:


An abnormal cell resembling a large lymphocyte, produced in large numbers in a form of leukaemia.
Example sentences
  • Large numbers of immature, abnormal lymphocytes called lymphoblasts are produced and released into the bloodstream.
  • Four of these 7 cases, which showed more than 25% lymphoblasts in the bone marrow or at least 10% lymphoblasts in the peripheral blood, were classified as leukemias.
  • This is particularly true in cases of blastic myeloid sarcoma, because myeloblasts and lymphoblasts can be difficult to distinguish in routinely stained histologic sections.


Example sentences
  • It was also determined that lymphoblastic lymphoma and lymphoblastic leukemia are the same disease with different clinical presentations.
  • Relapse-related mortality was increased among patients with Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Our study demonstrated that CD10 is frequently expressed in precursor T lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukemia.
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