The monocyte, one of which is shown in this picture, seems to be the most difficult of all cells for students to identify. The most distinguishing features of a monocyte are its size, which can vary from 20 micron m-40 micron m in diameter; its irregular, folded nucleus; and its abundant, gray-blue cytoplasm. It also has many small, indistinct azurophilic granules scattered over the entire cell. The nuclear chromatin stains lighter than any other cell in normal blood and is like fine lace.
Course Section: 03. Blood Smears Stained with Wright's Stain
Questions and comments about the design of this database
should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.