granulocyte

[gran-yuh-loh-sahyt]
noun Cell Biology.
a circulating white blood cell having prominent granules in the cytoplasm and a nucleus of two or more lobes.
Also called polymorph.


Origin:
1905–10; granule + -o- + -cyte

granulocytic [gran-yuh-loh-sit-ik] , adjective
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granulocyte (ˈɡrænjʊləˌsaɪt)
 
n
eosinophil neutrophil See also basophil any of a group of phagocytic leucocytes having cytoplasmic granules that take up various dyes
 
granulocytic
 
adj

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granulocyte gran·u·lo·cyte (grān'yə-lō-sīt')
n.
Any of a group of white blood cells having granules in the cytoplasm.


gran'u·lo·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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granulocyte   (grān'yə-lō-sīt')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various white blood cells that contain granular material in the cytoplasm and are immunologically active, especially in phagocytosis. Granulocytes are the most numerous of the white blood cells in humans.
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The patient may be treated with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor after chemotherapy.
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