megaloblast

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abnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency

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Marrow is hypercellular, erythropoesis is hyperplastic and characterized by the presence of megaloblasts.
DNA synthesis is impaired in their absence, leading to the production of abnormally large erythrocytes called megaloblasts.
Ehrlich distinguished 3 types of granulated white blood cells, as well as normoblasts, megaloblasts, and leukemic cells.
12] deficiency is a megaloblastic anemia - so-called because of the abnormal production of megaloblasts, the precursors of mature red cells.