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monocyte
phagocyte
neutrophil
lymphocyte

what is the difference between each one? and are they all white blood cells? and what do they actually do?

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Monocyte and neutrophil are types of phagocyte. Phagocyte and lymphocyte are types of leukocyte.

Phagocytes engulf pathogens via phagocytosis. Lymphocytes produce antibodies to kill or stop pathogens via various methods.

Monocytes can become macrophages.
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so then whats the difference between neutrophil and macrophage?
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The main difference between neutrophils and macrophages is that, neutrophils circulate in the blood. Whereas macrophages are found in lymph, tissue fluid, lungs and other spaces, where they kill microbes before they even enter the blood.
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(Original post by kelefi)
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so then whats the difference between neutrophil and macrophage?
What the poster said above, plus macrophages can display pathogen antigens on their surface.
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