Definition of Neutrophil

1. Noun. The chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes.

Definition of Neutrophil

1. Adjective. (biology medicine) Of a cell: being more easily or more fully stained by neutral dyes than by acidic or alkaline (basic) ones. ¹

2. Noun. (biology medicine) Such a cell, especially a white blood cell. ¹

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Definition of Neutrophil

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Medical Definition of Neutrophil

1. A granulocyte, a white blood cell. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neutrophil

neutron numbers
neutron optics
neutron radiation
neutron scattering
neutron spectrometry
neutron star
neutron stars
neutropenic angina
neutrophil (current term)
neutrophil activating factor
neutrophil activating protein
neutrophil activation
neutrophil chemotactant factor
neutrophil collagenase
neutrophil granule
neutrophilic leukaemia
neutrophilic leukocyte
neutrophilic leukocytosis
neutrophilic leukopenia

Literary usage of Neutrophil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Histology of the Blood: Normal and Pathological by Paul Ehrlich, Adolf Lazarus, W. Myers, German Sims Woodhead (1900)
"This standpoint had to be abandoned, when Ehrlich shewed that it is chiefly the emigration of the polynuclear neutrophil cells, which brings about ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"DINGS OF THE SOCIETY FOR 162.44 47(W79) Bacterial Stimulation of Serum Colony-Stimulating Activity and neutrophil Production in Germ-Free Mice (40615)1 JAI ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Cigarette smoking Is associated with a reduction in the association rate constant of lung alpha 1-antitrypsin for neutrophil elastase. ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Abo A, Boyhan A, West I, Thrasher AJ, Segal AW. Reconstitution of neutrophil NADPH oxidase activity in the 21. cell-free system by four components: p67^°x, ..."

5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"The observed neutropenia may be related to impaired neutrophil development in the bone marrow. Thus, bone marrow analysis of alcoholic patients during the ..."

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