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monocyte

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noun mono·cyte \ˈmä-nə-ˌsīt\

Definition of monocyte

  1. :  a large white blood cell with finely granulated chromatin dispersed throughout the nucleus that is formed in the bone marrow, enters the blood, and migrates into the connective tissue where it differentiates into a macrophage

mono·cyt·ic play \ˌmä-nə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin of monocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1913


Medical Dictionary

monocyte

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noun mono·cyte \ˈmän-ə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of monocyte

  1. :  a large white blood cell with finely granulated chromatin dispersed throughout the nucleus that is formed in the bone marrow, enters the blood, and migrates into the connective tissue where it differentiates into a macrophage

  2. mono·cyt·ic \ˌmän-ə-ˈsit-ik\play adjective
    mono·cyt·oid \-ˈsīt-ˌȯid\play adjective




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