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

Other Words from monocyte

monocytic \ˌmä-nə-ˈsi-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of monocyte

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

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monocyte

noun
mono·cyte | \ˈmän-ə-ˌsīt \

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

Other Words from monocyte

monocytic \ˌmän-ə-ˈsit-ik \ adjective
monocytoid \-ˈsīt-ˌȯid \ adjective

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