Monocyte meaning

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A large, circulating, phagocytic white blood cell, having a single well-defined nucleus and very fine granulation in the cytoplasm. Monocytes constitute from 3 to 8 percent of the white blood cells in humans.
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A large, mononuclear, nongranular white blood cell with a round or kidney-shaped nucleus.
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A large white blood cell that circulates in the blood and then migrates into the tissues, where it matures into a macrophage. Monocytes have a single well-defined nucleus.
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Any of various large white blood cells that are formed in the bone marrow, circulate in the blood, and destroy pathogenic bacteria by phagocytosis. Monocytes develop into macrophages in various body tissues.
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(immunology, cytology) A type of blood leukocyte that differentiates into a macrophage.
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