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monocyte

noun mono·cyte \ˈmä-nə-ˌsīt\

Definition of MONOCYTE

:  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 \ˌmä-nə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin of MONOCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1913

monocyte

noun mono·cyte \ˈmän-ə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONOCYTE

:  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 \ˌmän-ə-ˈsit-ik\ adjective
mono·cyt·oid \-ˈsīt-ˌid\ adjective

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