myelocyte


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my·e·lo·cyte

 (mī′ə-lə-sīt′)
n.
A large cell of the bone marrow that is a precursor of the neutrophils and other granulocytes of the blood.

my′e·lo·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

myelocyte

(ˈmaɪələʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Pathology) an immature granulocyte, normally occurring in the bone marrow but detected in the blood in certain diseases
myelocytic adj

my•e•lo•cyte

(ˈmaɪ ə ləˌsaɪt)

n.
a cell of the bone marrow, esp. one developing into a granulocyte.
[1865–70]
my`e•lo•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myelocyte - an immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
Translations

my·e·lo·cyte

n. mielocito, leucocito granular de la médula ósea presente en la sangre en ciertas enfermedades.
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5 x 10[sup]9/L with 3% promyelocyte, 15% myelocyte, 19% metamyelocytes, 48% neutrophils, 4% lymphocytes, and 11% monocytes; and platelet count 81 x 10[sup]9/L.
Severe congenital neutropenia appeared unlikely as the bone marrow did not show 'maturation arrest' at the myelocyte stage of development, the promyelocytes were not increased nor showed dysplastic morphology such as large size, atypical nuclei or vacuolated cytoplasm.
The predominant cell type is eosinophil myelocyte, but there is a spectrum of forms including eosinophil metamyelocytes, eosinophils bands, and mature eosinophils.
The cells do not divide after the stage of myelocyte.
16 Immune cells were identified and grouped as either myelocyte cells or lymphoid cells based on morphology as observed via microscopy using H and E stained slides.
9 Platelets * * * Mean Platelet Volume * * * Neutrophils 7 29 58 Bands 54 50 35 Lymphocytes 10 9 5 Monocytes 7 0 2 Metamyelocyte 12 9 0 Myelocyte 8 2 0 Promyelocyte 2 1 0 Nucleated Red Blood Cells 2 0 2 Polychromasia present [dagger] [dagger] Poikilocytosis present [dagger] present Anisocytosis present [dagger] present Microcytes present [dagger] [dagger] Spherocytes present [dagger] [dagger] Mega-thrombocytes present present [dagger] Absolute Neutrophils 3.
We also measured and compared the level of N6AMT1 mRNA in several cell lines, including 293 (human embryonic kidney cells), HeLa, UROtsa, and HL60 (human pro myelocyte leukemia cells).
Tissue examination showed granulocytic cells in different stages of maturation, but with a distinct and prominent shift toward immature forms at the promyelocyte and myelocyte stages.
Bone marrow biopsy proved pronounced synchronisation, with virtually no maturation beyond the myelocyte stage and marrow hypoplasia.
In the aspiration smear, 18% myelocyte, 35% metamyelocyte, 11% polymorphonuclear leukocyte, 28% lymphocyte, 2% normoblast, 1% monocyte, 1% eosinophil, and 4% lymphoblast-like cells were present.