Question

Which blood cells can engulf bacteria by phagocytosis?

A

Eosinophil and Basophil

B

Basophil and Lymphocyte

C

Neutrophil and Monocyte

D

Neutrophil and Lymphocyte

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Solution
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Correct option is C)

Neutrophils are the granular leukocytes that phagocytize pathogens (bacteria). Monocytes are agranular leukocytes that transform into macrophages and phagocytize pathogens (bacteria). Eosinophils can phagocytize antigen-antibody complexes and allergens but not the bacteria directly. Basophils are involved in histamine and heparin secretion. Lymphocytes are involved in specific immunity. Thus, the correct answer is option C.

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