[mon-uh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌmɒn əˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
Also, mononucleate. Cell Biology. having only one nucleus.
Chemistry. (of hydrocarbons) monocyclic.
(of a cell) having only one nucleus
another word for monocyclic (sense 1)
1886; see mono- + nuclear.
mononuclear mon·o·nu·cle·ar (mŏn’ō-nōō’klē-ər, -nyōō’-)
Having only one nucleus.
- Mononuclear phagocyte system
mononuclear phagocyte system n. Abbr. MPS A widely distributed collection of both free and fixed macrophages derived from bone marrow precursor cells by way of monocytes; their substantial phagocytic activity is mediated by immunoglobulin and by the serum complement system.
monocytosis mon·o·cy·to·sis (mŏn’ə-sī-tō’sĭs) n. An abnormal increase in the number of monocytes in the blood, occurring in infectious mononucleosis and certain bacterial infections such as tuberculosis. Also called monocytic leukocytosis.
monocytopenia mon·o·cy·to·pe·ni·a (mŏn’ə-sī’tə-pē’nē-ə) n. An abnormally low number of monocytes in the blood. Also called monocytic leukopenia.
- Monocytic leukocytosis
monocytic leukocytosis n. See monocytosis.