Definitions for neutrophilˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-; -ˌfaɪl
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neu•tro•philˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-; -ˌfaɪl(adj.)
(of a cell) easily stained with neutral dyes.
Category: Cell Biology
(n.)a phagocytic white blood cell that contains neutrophil granules.
Origin of neutrophil:
the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
Such a cell, especially a white blood cell.
Of a cell: being more easily or more fully stained by neutral dyes than by acidic or alkaline (basic) ones.
Origin: From Neutrophil, from neutro- + -phil.
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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