Literally meaning: “immature or precursor cell of bone marow (or core)”
Origin: Anc Greek
μυελός/myelos(=bone marow, core)>μύω/myo(=be enclosed)
+ βλάστη> blasty (=sprout, germ) >βάλλω/valo(=push, throw)
In 1898, German phycisian Hans Hirschfeld identified the non-granular cells in the bone marrow and described the process of their development into granulocytes. Two years later , Otto Naegeli (1871, - 1938) coined the term “myeloblast” to describe these non-granular cells and for first time he divided the leukemia into myeloid and lymphocytic.
Myeloblast is a primitive precursor blood cell found in bone marrow, that gives rise to leukocytes.(white blood cells) of the granulocytic series (as neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils).