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Band
-Same size or slightly smaller than metamyelocytes.

-Nucleus may be central or eccentric and is indented (to more than half of the distance to the farthest nuclear margin). The nucleus appears in the shape of a band, sausage, letter C or U. Small extensions of appendages of the nucleus may be seen so long as there is no filament connecting the appendages.

-The chromatin is coarse and clumpy.

-The N:C ratio is 1:1.5 to 1:2.

-It may not contain primary granules but does contain many secondary granules.

-Band forms do not contain nucleoli.

Band : 1000X

 

 

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