1

neutrophil

adjective neu·tro·phil \ ˈnü-trə-ˌfil , ˈnyü- \
variants: or neutrophilic play \ˌnü-trə-ˈfi-lik, ˌnyü-\

Definition of neutrophil

:staining to the same degree with acid or basic dyes
  • neutrophil granulocytes

Origin and Etymology of neutrophil

International Scientific Vocabulary neutro- (from Latin neutr-, neuter neither) + -phil


2

neutrophil

noun

Definition of neutrophil

:a granulocyte that is the chief phagocytic white blood cell of the blood

Recent Examples of neutrophil from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'neutrophil.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of neutrophil

1897


Medical Dictionary

1

neutrophil

adjective neu·tro·phil \ ˈn(y)ü-trə-ˌfil \
variants: or neutrophilic play \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈfil-ik\ also neutrophile play \ˈn(y)ü-trə-ˌfīl\

medical Definition of neutrophil

:staining to the same degree with acid or basic dyes
  • neutrophil granulocytes

2

neutrophil

noun
variants: also neutrophile

medical Definition of neutrophil

:a granulocyte that is the chief phagocytic white blood cell

Learn More about neutrophil


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up neutrophil? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!