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mononuclear

 [mon″o-noo´kle-ar]
having only one nucleus.

mon·o·nu·cle·ar

(mon'ō-nū'klē-ăr),
Having only one nucleus; used especially in reference to phagocytic cells.

mononuclear

/mono·nu·cle·ar/ (-noo´kle-er)
1. having but one nucleus.
2. a cell having a single nucleus, especially a monocyte of the blood or tissues.

mononuclear

(mŏn′ō-no͞o′klē-ər, -nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Having only one nucleus: a mononuclear cell.
2. Chemistry Monocyclic.

mononuclear

[-nyo̅o̅′klē·ər]
Etymology: Gk, monos, single; L, nucleus, nut kernel
pertaining to one nucleus, such as a monocyte.

mon·o·nu·cle·ar

(mon'ō-nū'klē-ăr)
Having only one nucleus; used especially in reference to blood cells.

mononuclear

having only one nucleus.

blockade of mononuclear-phagocytic system
results when large numbers of particles or bacteria absorb all available receptor sites or otherwise interfere with phagocytosis. May be a factor in reducing host defense mechanisms.
mononuclear phagocytes
macrophages.
mononuclear phagocyte system
the group of highly phagocytic cells that have a common origin from stem cells of the bone marrow and develop circulating monocytes and tissue macrophages, which develop from monocytes that have migrated to connective tissue of the liver (Kupffer's cells), lung, spleen and lymph nodes. The term has been proposed to replace reticuloendothelial system, which includes some cells of different origin.
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These can be mononucleate, binucleate, or even multinucleate, including vesicular nuclei, prominent large eosinophilic nucleoli, occasional perinucleolar halos, and abundant amphophilic cytoplasm (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnifications x100 [A], x200 [B and D], and x400 [C]).
CBPI was calculated as (number mononucleate cells + 2x number binucleate cells + 3x number poiynucleate cells) + total number of cells.
Mononucleate cells were isolated by density gradient centrifugation using Histopaque[R] solution (Sigma) and subsequently seeded in [alpha]-MEM, 15% FBS (inactivated), and maintained in a humidified incubator with 5% C[O.
Microscopically, an IFP appears as a submucosal proliferation of mononucleate and monomorphic, bland, spindle, and stellate cells in fibromyxoid stroma with an inflammatory infiltrate often dominated by eosinophils (Figure 1).