A monocyte is a large type of white blood cell with one large, smooth, well-defined, indented, slightly folded, oval, kidney-shaped, or notched nucleus (the cell’s control center). www.phartoonz.com
Monocytes are very flexible cells in that they can change depending on cues they receive from the environment. legacy.owensboro.kctcs.edu
Function: <br />The function of monocytes is to carry out the process of phagocytosis. During this process, large molecules found within the blood are ingested and then broken down. The two main purposes of phagocytosis are to protect the organism from attack by harmful pathogens, and to remove dead, dying or damaged cells from the blood. atlasgeneticsoncology.org