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Leukocyte (WBC)

A white blood cell

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leuk/o

White

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leukocytopoiesis or leucopoiesis

the production of white blood cells

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Macrophage

a large cell that destroys by eating

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macr/o

large

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phage

eating

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phagocyte

a cell that eats; the formal definition is a leukocyte that ingests foreign material

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granulocyte

a cell that contains prominent grain like structures in its cytoplasm

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agranulocyte

a cell that does not contain prominent grain like structures in its cytoplasm

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basophilic

means stained readily with basic, or blue, dyes in many commonly used stains such as hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), Giemsa, and Wright's.

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eosinophilic

means stained readily with acidic, or pink, dyes in many commonly used stains such as H&E, Giemsa, and Wright's

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thrombocyte

a nucleated clotting cell (non mammalian vertebrates)

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platelet

an anucleated clotting cell (mammals)

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megakaryocyte

a large nucleated cell found in the bone marrow from which platelets are formed

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