free phagocyte

Definitions of free phagocyte

n a phagocyte that circulates in the blood

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WBC, leucocyte, leukocyte, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle
blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
an immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow
a precursor of leukocytes that normally occurs only in bone marrow
lymph cell, lymphocyte
an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
basophil, basophile
a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
neutrophil, neutrophile
the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
eosinophil, eosinophile
a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
Type of:
phagocyte, scavenger cell
a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms

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