monocyte

Definitions of monocyte
  1. noun
    a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
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    types:
    monoblast
    a large immature monocyte normally found in bone marrow
    type of:
    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
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