What is the difference between a leukocyte and a lymphocyte?

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Dec 28, 2017

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Leukocyte is just another name for white blood cells. On the other , lymphocytes are one of the types of white blood cells or leukocytes.

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Leukocytes or white blood cells are divided into two groups on the basis of presences of granules in their cytoplasm.

  1. Granulocytes #to# neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils.
  2. Agranulocytes #to# monocytes and lymphocytes.

So, lymphocytes are one of the five types of WBCs and belong to granular leukocytes.
Lymphocytes mainly constitute T cells, B cells, and natural killer (NK) cells. Their most salient role is in immune system.

Thus we can say: All lymphocytes are leukocytes but all leukocytes are not lymphocytes.

are the T cells, B cells, and natural killer (NK) cells.

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