Definition of blast cell in English:

blast cell


  • A primitive, undifferentiated blood cell, often found in the blood of those with acute leukemia.

    ‘Extensive discussions were held with the patient regarding persistence of peripheral blood blast cells.’
    • ‘This finding may sometimes be confused with the blast cells of leukemia.’
    • ‘Many patients with leukemia only have blast cells in their bone marrow.’
    • ‘In acute leukemias, the marrow is typically overpopulated with blast cells.’
    • ‘A repeat full blood count a week later confirmed the presence of blast cells on the peripheral film.’