granulocyte

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

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of granulocyte

1906, in the meaning defined above

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granulocyte

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

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 \ adjective

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