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Use Figure 37.2 to identify the leukocytes in the micrograph on the left.

____ neutrophil ____ lymphocyte

____ eosinophil ____ basophil

Chapter 37, Problem 4CT, Use Figure 37.2 to identify the leukocytes in the micrograph on the left. ____ neutrophil ____

Summary Introduction

To identify: The leukocytes in the micrograph given in the question.

Explanation

A – neutrophils

Neutrophils are the abundantly found granulocytes and white blood cells in a majority of the mammals. The image in the question has a complex, lobulated-shaped nucleus, which resembles the neutrophils. In the cross section, neutrophils look like they have more than one nucleus.

B – basophils

Basophils are the leukocytes that are found throughout the body tissues and contain granules of vasoactive, inflammatory, and toxic substances. The basophil in the micrograph shows large cytoplasmic granules that obscure the cell nucleus under the microscope.

C – lymphocytes

Lymphocytes are a collection of cells that can be distinguished from the other leukocytes by their characteristic morphology...

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