This question arises because I saw that monocytes and leukocytes are commonly called 'mononuclear cells' in the scientific literature. The implication of course being that other immune sub-types are multi-nuclear!
I know of granulocytes (e.g. neutrophils) that are classed as 'polymorphonuclear' because their nuclei are segmented, and can alter their shapes, and muscle cells that fuse together to form one long cell (muscle fiber) with multiple nuclei. What other examples of multi-nucleated cells are there?
I am also interested in the advantages gained by cells having multiple (or segmented) nuclei?