agranulocyte


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a·gran·u·lo·cyte

(ă-gran'yū-lō-sīt),
A nongranular leukocyte.
[G. a- priv. + L. granulum, granule, + G. kytos, cell]

agranulocyte

/agran·u·lo·cyte/ (a-gran´u-lo-sīt″) nongranular leukocyte.

agranulocyte

[āgran′yoo͡lōsīt′]
Etymology: Gk, a, not; L, granulum, small grain; Gk, kytos, cell
a leukocyte category characterized by the absence of cytoplasmic granules. Lymphocytes and plasma cells are agranulocytic. Compare granulocyte. agranulocytic, adj.
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Agranulocyte

Agranulocyte

A nonspecific term for any white cells lacking granules—e.g., monocytes and lymphocytes. The term provides little value when compared to other, more widely-used and specific alternatives, especially the widely-used and understood “round cell.”

a·gran·u·lo·cyte

(ā-grăn'ŭ-lō-sīt)
White blood cell without granules (e.g., monocytes and lymphocytes).
[G. a- priv. + L. granulum, granule, + G. kytos, cell]

agranulocyte

a type of LEUCOCYTE (white blood cell) with nongranular cytoplasm and a large spherical nucleus. They are produced either in the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM or the bone marrow. Agranulocytes form about 30% of all leucocytes and are of two types, LYMPHOCYTES and MONOCYTES.

agranulocyte

a non-granular leukocyte

agranulocyte

white blood cells such as lymphocytes and monocytes which are without obvious cytoplasmic granules when viewed under a light microscope.