agranulocyte

noun

agran·​u·​lo·​cyte (ˌ)ā-ˈgran-yə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce agranulocyte (audio)
: a white blood cell without cytoplasmic granules

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Agranulocyt, Agranulozyt, from a- a- entry 2 + Granulocyt, Granulozyt granulocyte

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agranulocyte was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Agranulocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agranulocyte. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

agranulocyte

noun
agran·​u·​lo·​cyte (ˈ)ā-ˈgran-yə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce agranulocyte (audio)
: a white blood cell without cytoplasmic granules compare granulocyte
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