Macrophages: Definition, Function & Types


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What is a macrophage?

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1. What does the word 'macrophage' mean?

2. Macrophages are born from white blood cells called ________, which are produced by stem cells in our ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Macrophages are an important defense system in the body. This quiz and worksheet will help assess your knowledge of macrophages. You will need to understand how macrophages work and general information about macrophages to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Definition of a macrophage
  • Meaning of the word 'macrophage'
  • Process by which macrophages engulf particles

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding white blood cells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify characteristics of a macrophage
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the functions of macrophages and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Macrophages: Definition, Function & Types. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand what a macrophage is
  • Know the function of macrophages
  • Define phagocytosis, phagosimes, and lysosomes
  • Recognize the different types of macrophages