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nongranular leukocyte

 

Definition: a general, nonspecific term frequently used with reference to lymphocytes, monocytes, and plasma cells; although the cytoplasm of a lymphocyte or monocyte contains tiny granules, it is “nongranular” in comparison with that of a neutrophil, basophil, or eosinophil.

Synonym(s): agranular leukocyte

See Also: leukocyte

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