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A splenocyte can be any one of the different white blood cell types as long as it is situated in the spleen or purified from splenic tissue.[citation needed]

It sometimes explicitly refers to monocytes[1] or macrophages.[2]

Splenocytes consist of a variety of cell populations such as T and B lymphocytes, dendritic cells and macrophages, which have different immune functions.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "splenocyte" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ J. M. Lackie (2007). The dictionary of cell and molecular biology. Academic Press. pp. 396–. ISBN 978-0-12-373986-5. Retrieved 12 November 2010.