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Normoblast

Normoblast

An erythroblast is a type of red blood cell which still retains a cell nucleus. It is the immediate precursor of a normal erythrocyte.

Nomenclature

The term normoblast is sometimes used as a synonym for erythroblast, but at other times it is considered a subcategory. In the latter context, there are two types of erythroblasts:

Development

There are four stages in the development of a normoblast.

Image Description
Pronormoblast
Basophilic normoblast
Polychromatic normoblast (also polychromatophilic)
Orthochromatic normoblast (also orthochromatophilic)

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