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neu·tro·phil(no͞o′trə-fĭl′, nyo͞o′-) also neu′tro·phile′ (-fīl′)
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.
a cell or tissue that accepts a stain from a neutral solution. — neutrophilous, adj.See also: Cells
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|Noun||1.||neutrophile - 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)
n. neutrófilo, leucocito-fagocito que se tiñe con colorantes neutrales.