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

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Other Words from monocyte

monocytic \ ˌmä-​nə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce monocytic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monocyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Analyzing patterns of gene expression in individual human immune system cells, the researchers refined the definitions of the types known as dendritic cells and monocytes and identified a novel type that had been overlooked. Quanta Magazine, "Cell Atlases Reveal Biology’s Frontiers," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of monocyte

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monocyte

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The first known use of monocyte was circa 1913

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“Monocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monocyte. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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