- A primitive mesenchymal cell believed to be capable of developing into all types of blood cells, including monocytes, and into histiocytes. SYN: Ferrata cell, hematohistioblast. [hemo- + G. histion, web, + blastos, germ]
* * *he·mo·his·tio·blast or chiefly Brit hae·mo·his·tio·blast .hē-mō-'hist-ē-ə-.blast n a hemocytoblast that is a derivative of the reticuloendothelial system
Medical dictionary. 2011.