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Definition of Neutrophil

Neutrophil: A type of white blood cell, a granulocyte that is filled with microscopic granules, little sacs containing enzymes that digest microorganisms. Also known as polymorphonuclear leukocyte or poly.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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