megakaryoblast etymology

English word megakaryoblast comes from English mega-, English -blast (An immature cell or tissue.), English karyo- (Relating to the nucleus of cells.)

Detailed word origin of megakaryoblast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mega- English (eng) (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 220 (= 1,048,576, the binary number closest to a million). Computing symbol: Mi.. (computing, marketing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 213 × 53 (= 1,024,000, the binary round number closest to a million).. (originally) Very large, great.. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, [...]
-blast English (eng) An immature cell or tissue.
karyo- English (eng) Relating to the nucleus of cells.
megakaryoblast English (eng) (cytology) A precursor cell in hematopoiesis which gives rise to the promegakaryocyte, which in turn gives rise to the megakaryocyte.

Words with the same origin as megakaryoblast

Descendants of mega-
mega megabrand megacaryocyte megacelebrity megacentre megacyclothem megadecibel megaesophagus megahotel megaisochore megalithic megalitre megameter megamind megamosque megampere megapenis megaphone megaplex megapop megarecession megaspore megastar megaton megaverdict
Descendants of -blast
ameloblast ameloblastin ameloblastoma cardioblast cytotrophoblast embryoblast erythroblast haematoblast haemoblast hematoblast hepatoblastic hypoblastic idioblast leucoblast leukoblast macroblast megakaryoblastic megaloblast monoblast odontoblast parablast retinoblast sarcoblast trophoblastic
Descendants of karyo-
dikaryophyte karyoclasis karyoclastic karyocyte karyoevolution karyofission karyogamic karyogamy karyogenesis karyogenic karyogram karyokinesis karyolymph karyolytic karyomegaly karyomere karyomeric karyomorph karyoplast karyorrhectic karyorrhexis karyotype karyotypic