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A monocyte is a mononuclear leukocyte, intimately involved in the initiaton of an immune response. It also protects against blood-borne pathogens and migrates quickly to sites of infection in the tissues. Monocytes are usually identified in stained smears by their large bilobed nucleus. They are produced by the bone marrow from hematopoietic stem cell precursors called monoblasts. The monoblast is the first stage of monocyte maturation. The developmental stages (4 subtypes) of the monocytes are: monoblast, promonocyte, immature monocyte, and mature monocyte. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Monocytes

Large, phagocytic mononuclear leukocytes, produced in the vertebrate bone marrow and released into the blood. Monocytes contain a large, oval or somewhat indented nucleus surrounded by a large cytoplasm and numerous organelles. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 单核细胞
Synonyms: 单核;
fr-CA French (Canada) Monocytes
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Monotsüüdid
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Monocitos
it-IT Italian (Italy) Monociti
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Monositler
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Моноциты
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) monocyten
fr-BE French (Belgium) Monocytes
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Monocyty
Synonyms: Monocyty