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neu·tro·phil

 (no͞o′trə-fĭl′, nyo͞o′-) also neu′tro·phile′ (-fīl′)
n.
A phagocytic, granulocytic white blood cell that occurs in large numbers in the blood, typically moving into tissue after injury or infection, where it destroys bacteria and other pathogens and releases cytokines.
adj.
Neutrophilic.

neutrophil

(ˈnjuːtrəˌfɪl) or

neutrophile

n
(Physiology) a leucocyte having a lobed nucleus and a fine granular cytoplasm, which stains with neutral dyes
adj
(Biology) Also: neutrophilic (of cells and tissues) readily stainable by neutral dyes

neu•tro•phil

(ˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-)

also neu•tro•phile

(-ˌfaɪl)

adj.
1. (of a cell) easily stained with neutral dyes.
n.
2. a phagocytic white blood cell that contains neutrophil granules.
[1885–90]

neutrophil

The most plentiful type of white blood cell. See leukocytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neutrophil - the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
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
microphage - a neutrophil that ingests small things (as bacteria)
Translations

neu·tro·phil

, neutrophile
n. neutrófilo, leucocito-fagocito que se tiñe con colorantes neutrales.

neutrophil

n neutrófilo
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Patients with alcoholism tend to have more hypersegmented neutrophil than control patients without alcoholism.
The peripheral smear findings such as macrocytes, macroovalocytes, cabot's ring, basophilic stippling, and hypersegmented neutrophils can help to get differential diagnosis of anemia due to deficiency of vitamin B12; that is megaloblastic anemia.
For example, presence of blasts suggests leukemia, nucleated erythrocytes suggest hemolytic anemia or blood loss, hypersegmented neutrophils suggest vitamin [B.
The peripheral blood smear can show oval macrocytes, immature megaloblastic nucleated red cells and hypersegmented neutrophils.
Peripheral smear showed severe anisocytosis, macrocytosis with microcytic RBC population and spherocytes, Nucleated RBCs= 3/ 100 WBCs, neutrophilia with hypersegmented neutrophils, metamyelocytes and myelocytes.
The mean corpuscular volume in this case however is normal which would somewhat argue against B12 and folate deficiency, as well as the fact that there were no hypersegmented neutrophils seen on the blood film.
The differential shows 39 percent hypersegmented neutrophils, and the white blood cell count is slightly decreased.