What is the color and shape of white blood cells?

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Feb 20, 2018

Answer:

The color is white, and the shape is always changing.

Explanation:

Hence the name, white blood cells are white. They do not have an exact shape however. Red blood cells have a set bioconcave shape, but the function of white blood cells does not allow them to have a set shape.

Due to the constant fighting of illnesses, white blood cells are always consuming bacteria in a process called phagocytosis. During this process, they move around the bacteria and engulf it, like the diagram below.
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It would be very hard to do this process if there was one set shape, therefore, it's shape is never changing.