polymorphonuclear

polymorphonuclear

[pol-ee-mawr-fuh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
adjective Cell Biology.
(of a leukocyte) having a lobulate nucleus.

Origin:
1895–1900; poly- + morpho- + nuclear


See nuclear.
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polymorphonuclear (ˌpɒlɪˌmɔːfəʊˈnjuːklɪə)
 
adj
See also polymorph (of a leucocyte) having a lobed or segmented nucleus

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polymorphonuclear pol·y·mor·pho·nu·cle·ar (pŏl'ē-môr'fə-nōō'klē-ər, -nyōō'-)
adj.
Having a lobed nucleus. Used especially of neutrophil white blood cells.

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