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mon·o·cyte

 (mŏn′ə-sīt′)
n.
A large white blood cell that circulates in the blood and then migrates into the tissues, where it matures into a macrophage. Monocytes have a single well-defined nucleus.

mon′o·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk), mon′o·cy′toid′ (-sī′toid′) adj.

monocyte

(ˈmɒnəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Physiology) a large phagocytic leucocyte with a spherical nucleus and clear cytoplasm
monocytic adj
ˌmonoˈcytoid adj

mon•o•cyte

(ˈmɒn əˌsaɪt)

n.
a large white blood cell that is formed in bone marrow and spleen and circulates in the blood and may enter tissue to become a macrophage.
[< German Monozyt (1910); see mono-, -cyte]
mon`o•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
mon`o•cy′toid, adj.

mon·o·cyte

(mŏn′ə-sīt′)
Any of various large white blood cells that circulate in the blood and mature into macrophages. Monocytes engulf and break down microorganisms capable of causing infection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monocyte - a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteriamonocyte - a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
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
monoblast - a large immature monocyte normally found in bone marrow
Translations
monocyt

mon·o·cyte

n. monocito, glóbulo blanco mononuclear granuloso.
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