noun Date: circa 1923 a white blood cell without cytoplasmic granules

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  • agranulocyte — A nongranular leukocyte. [G. a priv. + L. granulum, granule, + G. kytos, cell] * * * agran·u·lo·cyte ( )ā gran yə lō .sīt n a white blood cell without cytoplasmic granules compare GRANULOCYTE * * * agran·u·lo·cyte (a granґu lo sīt″)… …   Medical dictionary

  • agranulocyte — agran·u·lo·cyte …   English syllables

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  • agranulocyte — (ˈ)āˈgranyəlōˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary a (II) + granulo + cyte : a leukocyte without cytoplasmic granules : a lymphocyte or monocyte compare granulocyte …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monocyte — under a light microscope (40x) from a peripheral blood smear surrounded by red blood cells. Latin monocytus Code …   Wikipedia

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  • Granulocyte — A type of white blood cell filled with microscopic granules that are little sacs containing enzymes, compounds that digest microorganisms. Granulocytes are part of the innate immune system and have somewhat nonspecific, broad based activity. They …   Medical dictionary

  • Monoblaste — Les Monoblastes sont des cellules qui se trouvent normalement dans la moelle osseuse et qui n apparaissent pas dans le sang périphérique normal. Elles se transforment en monocytes, qui se transforment ensuite en macrophages. Voir aussi Monocyte… …   Wikipédia en Français

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