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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