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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, circulating, phagocytic white blood cell, having a single well-defined nucleus and very fine granulation in the cytoplasm. Monocytes constitute from 3 to 8 percent of the white blood cells in humans.

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  • n. A type of blood leukocyte that differentiates into a macrophage.

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  • n. a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria

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Examples

  • Then finally there is the monocyte, which is an immature macrophage in the blood stream.

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  • The researchers therefore chose to grow (culture) monocytes, derived from mouse blood, under angiogenic conditions prior to transplantation to determine if these so-called monocyte derivatives could be beneficial.

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  • In acute monoblastic leukemia, the leukemia cell, the monoblast, is the precursor of the monocyte, another type of infection-fighting white blood cell.

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  • Because of the retreat tomorrow I'm doing part of the monocyte isolation today and finishing it tomorrow evening after the retreat.

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  • We found that the HCHF diet induced a high inflammatory status my italics, as indicated by increased concentrations of interleukin 6, tumor necrosis factor TNF-alpha, and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1.

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  • Selar, restored to her prim and proper self, was testing monocyte chemotactic peptide recruitment in the specimens gathered on Quirinus, but found time to watch what was going on.

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  • Mononucleosis gets its name from the kind of white blood cell (monocyte) that increases in number in the blood of persons who have the disease.

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  • Treatment with CsA decreased creatinine clearance, increased monocyte

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  • Corticosteroid treatment suppressed other proangiogenic factors in hemangioma-derived stem cells, including urokinase plasminogen activator receptor, interleukin-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein 1, and matrix metalloproteinase 1.

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  • In the INFMAC population obtained 24h after PBS treatment, approximately one-tenth of monocyte-like cells and almost one-quarter of vacuolized cells were apoptotic.

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