Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Human, air-dried marrow smear, Wright's stain, 1416 x.
Basophilic metamyelocyte: Derived from basophilic myelocyte, which is not represented in this figure. Basophilic myelocytes are scarce and may not be seen in a single marrow smear preparation. It is believed that their granules are water soluble. This cell is no longer capable of cell division. The nucleus is oval to kidney-shaped. Cytoplasm has basophilic granules.
Basophilic band: An immature basophil with a horseshoe-shaped nucleus. There are basophilic granules in the cytoplasm.
Neutrophilic band: See Plate 58. Note the difference in cytoplasmic granularity between the neutrophilic band and the basophilic band.
Segmented neutrophil: See Plate 58.
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