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Monocytes, a type of white blood cell (Giemsa stained).jpg
monocytes unner a licht microscope frae a peripheral bluid smear surroondit bi reid bluid cells
SystemImmune seestem
Anatomical terminology

Monocytes are a teep o leukocyte, or white bluid cell. Thay are the lairgest teep o leukocyte an can differentiate intae macrophages an myeloid lineage dendritic cells. As a pairt o the vertebrate innate immune seestem monocytes an aw influence the process o adaptive immunity. Thare are at least three subclasses o monocytes in human bluid based on thair phenoteepic receptors.