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Monocyte

Monocyte

Cell description:

Size: 20 µm

Nucleus: kidney- to band-shaped

Cytoplasm: grey and clear with fine azurophilic granules

They are shortly located in the peripheral blood and then move into the tissue where they differentiate into macrophages. Function: Phagocytosis either of harmful pathogens or dead, dying or damaged cells from the blood.