polymorphonuclear

adjective

poly·​mor·​pho·​nu·​cle·​ar ˌpä-lē-ˌmȯr-fə-ˈnü-klē-ər How to pronounce polymorphonuclear (audio)
-ˈnyü-
of a cell
: having the nucleus complexly lobed and often of varied form
especially : of, relating to, or being a polymorphonuclear leukocyte
polymorphonuclear noun

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polymorphonuclear was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Polymorphonuclear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymorphonuclear. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

polymorphonuclear

1 of 2 adjective
poly·​mor·​pho·​nu·​cle·​ar -ˌmȯr-fə-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ər How to pronounce polymorphonuclear (audio)
of a cell
: having the nucleus complexly lobed and often of varied form
especially : of, relating to, or being a polymorphonuclear leukocyte
polymorphonuclear neutrophils

polymorphonuclear

2 of 2 noun
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