monocyte

noun
mono·​cyte | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌsīt How to pronounce monocyte (audio) \

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 How to pronounce monocytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of monocyte

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

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monocyte

noun
mono·​cyte | \ ˈmän-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce monocyte (audio) \

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 How to pronounce monocytic (audio) \ adjective
monocytoid \ -​ˈsīt-​ˌȯid How to pronounce monocytoid (audio) \ adjective

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