a small nucleated cell, found normally in the marrow of bones, from which an erythrocyte develops
Origin of erythroblasterythro- + -blast
Any of the nucleated cells normally found only in bone marrow that are precursors of erythrocytes.
Origin of erythroblastGerman Erythroblast erythro-, erythro- ( from Greek eruthros red ; see erythro-. ) -blast -blast ( from Greek blastos bud, germ ; see -blast. )
- (cytology) cell in the bone marrow from which red blood cells develop
erythro- + -blast