nongranular leukocytemedical dictionary

<haematology> A general, non-specific 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.

See: leukocyte.

Synonyms: agranular leukocyte.

(05 Mar 2000)