monocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1913 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 • monocytic adjective

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

  • monocyte — [ mɔnɔsit ] n. m. • 1931; de mono et cyte ♦ Biol. Gros leucocyte mononucléaire de 15 à 25 micromètres. ● monocyte nom masculin Leucocyte mononucléé, la plus grande des cellules circulantes (15 à 22 μm de diamètre), qui assure essentiellement la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • monocyte — [män′ō sīt΄, män′əsīt΄] n. [ MONO + CYTE] a large, mononuclear, nongranular white blood cell with a round or kidney shaped nucleus monocytic [män′ōsit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Monocyte — Monocytes Les monocytes sont des cellules sanguines de la famille des leucocytes (globules blancs) qui évoluent en macrophages ou cellules dendritiques. Les précurseurs de ces cellules se trouvent dans la moelle osseuse rouge sous formes de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Monocyte — A white blood cell that has a single nucleus and can ingest (take in) foreign material. (In other words, a monocyte is thus a mononuclear phagocyte that circulates in the blood.) Monocytes later emigrate from blood into the tissues of the body… …   Medical dictionary

  • monocyte — (mon o saīt) A mononuclear phagocytic leukocyte that circulates briefly in the bloodstream before migrating to the tissues where it becomes a macrophage …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • monocyte — Mononuclear phagocyte circulating in blood that will later emigrate into tissue and differentiate into a macrophage …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • monocyte — monocytic /mon euh sit ik/, adj. monocytoid, adj. /mon euh suyt /, n. Cell Biol. a large, circulating white blood cell, formed in bone marrow and in the spleen, that ingests large foreign particles and cell debris. [1910 15; MONO + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • monocyte — mÉ‘nÉ™saɪt / mÉ’ n. type of white blood cell that aids in the defense against bacteria (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monocyte — [ mɒnə(ʊ)sʌɪt] noun Physiology a large phagocytic white blood cell with a simple oval nucleus and clear, greyish cytoplasm …   English new terms dictionary

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