[ mon-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌsaɪt /
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noun Cell Biology.
a large, circulating white blood cell, formed in bone marrow and in the spleen, that ingests large foreign particles and cell debris.
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OTHER WORDS FROM monocytemon·o·cyt·ic [mon-uh-sit-ik], /ˌmɒn əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjectivemon·o·cy·toid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monocyte
/ (ˈmɒnəʊˌsaɪt) /
a large phagocytic leucocyte with a spherical nucleus and clear cytoplasm
Derived forms of monocytemonocytic (ˌmɒnəˈsɪtɪk), adjectivemonocytoid, adjective
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Medical definitions for monocyte
[ mŏn′ə-sīt′ ]
A large, circulating, phagocytic white blood cell that has a single well-defined nucleus and very fine granulation in the cytoplasm and that constitutes from 3 to 8 percent of the white blood cells in humans.
Other words from monocytemon′o•cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for monocyte
[ mŏn′ə-sīt′ ]
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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