polymorphonuclear leukocyte

noun

: a mature white blood cell having a complexly lobed nucleus and granule-containing cytoplasm and including the neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils
especially : neutrophil

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polymorphonuclear leukocyte was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Polymorphonuclear leukocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymorphonuclear%20leukocyte. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

polymorphonuclear leukocyte

noun
: a mature white blood cell having a complexly lobed nucleus and granulocytic cytoplasm and including the neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils
especially : neutrophil
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