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lym·pho·blast

 (lĭm′fə-blăst′)
n.
A large, immature lymphocyte that has been activated by an antigen and divides to give rise to mature lymphocytes (B cells and T cells).

lym′pho·blas′tic adj.

lymphoblast

(ˈlɪmfəʊˌblɑːst)
n
(Pathology) an abnormal cell consisting of a large nucleus and small cytoplasm that was once thought to be an immature lymphocyte and is now associated with a type of leukaemia (lymphoblastic leukaemia)
lymphoblastic adj
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Noun1.lymphoblast - an immature lymphocyte
lymph cell, lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
Translations

lym·pho·blast

n. linfoblasto, forma primitiva del linfocito.
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It is not unusual to identify two distinct blast populations in the same patient, one of small size with a high nucleus/cytoplasm ratio resembling lymphoblasts and the other larger with more abundant cytoplasm with or without granulation resembling myeloblasts.
This accumulation of immature cells known as lymphoblasts result in suppression of normal haematopoiesis of the bone marrow.
A recent submission to the American Society of Hematology's Image Bank described a bilineal acute leukemia comprising B lymphoblasts and myeloid blasts.
Distinct Transcript Isoforms of the Atypical Chemokine Receptor 1 (ACKR1) / Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC) Gene Are Expressed in Lymphoblasts and Altered Isoform Levels Are Associated with Genetic Ancestry and the Duffy-Null Allele.
Differential expression of human COMT alleles in brain and lymphoblasts detected by RT-coupled 5' nuclease assay.
Cytologic examination of an ultrasound-guided, fine-needle aspirate of the coelomic mass showed predominantly large lymphoblasts with a high nuclear to chromatin ratio, one or more prominent nucleoli, and occasional mitotic figures, consistent with lymphoma.
Leukemic lymphoblasts, a novel expression site of coagulation factor XIII subunit A.
GA might be a potential anti-cancer compound against lymphoblastic leukemia; however, these effects on ALL patient lymphoblasts need to be investigated.
In B-ALL, immature white blood cells known as B cell lymphoblasts proliferate and accumulate rapidly in the blood and bone marrow.
BDNF protein levels are decreased in transformed lymphoblasts from lithium-responsive patients with bipolar disorder J Psychiatry Neurosci 2008; 33:449-453.
Cytology was characterized by presence of clusters of pleiomorphic lymphocytes and lymphoblasts with prominent nucleoli and mitotic figures (Fig.