granulocyte

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gran·u·lo·cyte

 (grăn′yə-lō-sīt′)
n.
Any of a group of white blood cells having granules in the cytoplasm. Neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils are granulocytes.

gran′u·lo·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

granulocyte

(ˈɡrænjʊləˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) any of a group of phagocytic leucocytes having cytoplasmic granules that take up various dyes. See also eosinophil, neutrophil1, basophil2
granulocytic adj

gran•u•lo•cyte

(ˈgræn yə loʊˌsaɪt)

n.
a circulating white blood cell having prominent granules in the cytoplasm.
[1905–10]

gran·u·lo·cyte

(grăn′yə-lō-sīt′)
Any of various white blood cells that contain granular material in the cytoplasm and are important in the body's defense against infection. Granulocytes are the most numerous of the white blood cells in humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granulocyte - a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
Translations
granulocyte

gran·u·lo·cyte

n. granulocito, leucocito que contiene gránulos.

granulocyte

n granulocito
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