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Monocyte
-Slightly larger than neutrophils.

-Usually round with smooth margins but often have one or more pseudopod protrusions.

-The nucleus may take one of many shapes: round, oval, indented, band shaped, folded, lobulated.

-Nuclear chromatin may be moderately clumped but is less dense than neutrophils or lymphocytes.

-Usually there are no (or a single small) nucleoli.

-The N:C ratio is 4:1 to 2:1.

-The cytoplasm is abundant, stains gray or grayish-blue (ground-glass appearance), and may contain fine, evenly distributed, pink azurophilic granules and/or vacuoles.

-Phagocytized particles may be present in the cytoplasm.

Monocyte : 1000X

 

 

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