Metamyelocyte

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Metamyelocyte
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Four metamyelocytes, center of photo
Code TH H2.00.04.3.04008
Basophilic
Eosonophilic
Neutrophilic

A metamyelocyte is a cell undergoing granulopoiesis, derived from a myelocyte, and leading to a band cell.

It is characterized by the appearance of a bent nucleus, cytoplasmic granules, and the absence of visible nucleoli. (If the nucleus is not yet bent, then it is likely a myelocyte.)

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