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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • noun immunology, cytology A type of blood leukocyte that differentiates into a macrophage.

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

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