Definitions for neutrophilˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-; -ˌfaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neu•tro•philˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-; -ˌfaɪl(adj.)

also neu•tro•phile

  1. (of a cell) easily stained with neutral dyes.

    Category: Cell Biology

  2. (n.)a phagocytic white blood cell that contains neutrophil granules.

    Category: Immunology

Origin of neutrophil:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutrophil, neutrophile(noun)

    the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes


  1. neutrophil(Noun)

    Such a cell, especially a white blood cell.

  2. neutrophil(Adjective)

    Of a cell: being more easily or more fully stained by neutral dyes than by acidic or alkaline (basic) ones.

  3. Origin: From Neutrophil, from neutro- + -phil.


  1. Neutrophil

    Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes.


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