granulocyte

noun
gran·​u·​lo·​cyte | \ ˈgran-yə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce granulocyte (audio) \

Definition of granulocyte

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

Other Words from granulocyte

granulocytic \ ˌgran-​yə-​lō-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce granulocytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of granulocyte

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Granulocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granulocyte. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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granulocyte

noun
gran·​u·​lo·​cyte | \ ˈgran-yə-lō-ˌsīt How to pronounce granulocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of granulocyte

: 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

Other Words from granulocyte

granulocytic \ ˌgran-​yə-​lō-​ˈsit-​ik How to pronounce granulocytic (audio) \ adjective

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