Reticulocyte

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A reticulocyte is an immature erythrocyte (red blood cell). An erythroblast develops in the bone marrow and extrudes its nucleus at which point it becomes a reticulocyte. The cell then leaves the bone marrow and circulates in the bloodstream for 1-2 days, during which time it loses its mitochondria and ribosomes. Once this process has occured, the cell becomes an erythrocyte [1].

References 

  1. This is a reference to Bruce Alberts 5th edition of the textbook Molecular Biology Of The Cell, page 1459
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