A monocyte belongs to the agranulocytic white blood cells (leukocytes). It is the largest white blood cell, which after traveling from the bloodstream into the tissues or body cavities turns into a macrophage. In a healthy adult, monocytes make up 3-8% of the total number of leukocytes.
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- ŠVÍGLEROVÁ, Jitka. Monocyty [online]. The last revision 18. 2. 2009, [cit. 10.11.2010]. <https://web.archive.org/web/20160416203205/http://wiki.lfp-studium.cz/index.php/Monocyty>.