haemohistioblastmedical dictionary

A primitive mesenchymal cell believed to be capable of developing into all types of blood cells, including monocytes, and into histiocytes.

Synonyms: Ferrata's cell, haematohistioblast.

Origin: haemo-+ G. Histion, web, + blastos, germ

American spelling: hemohistioblast

(05 Mar 2000)