\lˈɪmfəsˌa͡ɪt], \lˈɪmfəsˌaɪt], \l_ˈɪ_m_f_ə_s_ˌaɪ_t]\
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1. A white blood corpuscle having no granules in its cytoplasm. There are two varieties of lymphocytes; (a) the small lymphocytes, about the size of a red corpuscle, having a large, homogeneously staining nucleus; these form from 20 to 25 per cent. of the white corpuscles; (b) the large lymphocytes, from 2 to 3 times the size of the preceding and containing a relatively larger proportion of cytoplasm; they form only about 1 per cent. of the white corpuscles. 2. Lymph-corpuscle, a granular white cell indistinguishable from a white blood-corpuscle.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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