neutrophil

Definitions of neutrophil
1

n the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes

Synonyms:
neutrophile
Types:
microphage
a neutrophil that ingests small things (as bacteria)
Type of:
WBC, leucocyte, leukocyte, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle
blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system

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