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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 4 - Blood

Plate 4.60: Bone Marrow

Developing basophils

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Developing basophils

Plate 4.60: Bone Marrow

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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