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n. a nucleated cell that forms part of the series giving rise to the red blood cells and is normally found in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow. Normoblasts pass through three stages of maturation: early (or basophilic), intermediate (or polychromatic), and late (or orthochromatic) forms. See also erythroblast, erythropoiesis.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

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