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granulocyte

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noun gran·u·lo·cyte \ˈgran-yə-lō-ˌsīt\

Definition of granulocyte

  1. :  a polymorphonuclear white blood cell with granule-containing cytoplasm

granulocytic

play \ˌgran-yə-lō-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of granulocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1906


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granulocyte

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noun gran·u·lo·cyte \ˈgran-yə-lō-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of granulocyte

  1. :  any of a group of white blood cells (as a basophil, eosinophil, or neutrophil) characterized by granule-containing cytoplasm and a usually lobed nucleus—compare agranulocyte

granulocytic

\ˌgran-yə-lō-ˈsit-ik\play adjective



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