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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.
(Physiology) a leucocyte having a lobed nucleus and a fine granular cytoplasm, which stains with neutral dyes
(Biology) Also: neutrophilic (of cells and tissues) readily stainable by neutral dyes
neu•tro•phil(ˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-)
1. (of a cell) easily stained with neutral dyes.n.
2. a phagocytic white blood cell that contains neutrophil granules.
The most plentiful type of white blood cell. See leukocytes.
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|Noun||1.||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)
n. neutrófilo, leucocito-fagocito que se tiñe con colorantes neutrales.