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Cells of the blood


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erythrocyte
red blood cell
leucocyte
white blood cell
platelet
mediator of primary haemostasis
thrombocyte
alternative name for platelet
granulocyte
polymorphonucleated white blood cell
lymphocyte
adaptive white blood cell
neutrophil
pink-staining granulocyte, essential in innate immunity
basophil
granulocyte containing dark purple-staining granules
eosinophil
granulocyte containing orange-staining granules
monocyte
circulating white blood cell that develops into tissue macrophages
B cell
a lymphocyte that makes antibodies
T cell
a lymphocyte that plays a central role in cell-mediated immunity
NK cell
lymphocyte that plays a central role in innate immunity
band cell
immature granulocyte, next stage is mature granulocyte
metamyelocyte
granulocyte precursor, next stage is a band cell
myelocyte
granulocyte precursor, next stage is a metamyelocyte
promyelocyte
granulocyte precursor, next stage is a myelocyte
myeloblast
first cell in the myeloid lineage, next stage is promyelocyte
reticulocyte
non-nucleated immature erythrocyte
normoblast
nucleated erythrocyte precursor, next stage is a reticulocyte
proerythroblast
first cell in the erythrocyte lineage, next stage is a normoblast
megakaryocyte
bone marrow cell that produces platelets
haematopoietic stem cell
multipotent stem cell that give rise to all the blood cell types