Definition of Neutrophils

1. Noun. (plural of neutrophil) The major class of white blood cells in human peripheral blood. They have a multi-lobed nucleus and neutrophilic granules, are phagocytes and have an important role in killing extracellular pathogens. ¹



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Definition of Neutrophils

1. neutrophil [n] - See also: neutrophil

Medical Definition of Neutrophils

1. Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neutrophils

neutrophil activation
neutrophil chemotactant factor
neutrophil collagenase
neutrophil granule
neutrophile
neutrophiles
neutrophilia
neutrophilic
neutrophilic leukaemia
neutrophilic leukocyte
neutrophilic leukocytosis
neutrophilic leukopenia
neutrophilin
neutrophilopenia
neutrophilous
neutrophils (current term)
neutrotaxis
neuvaines
nevadaite
nevadite
nevah
neve
nevel
neveling
nevelled
nevelling
nevels
never
never-ending
never-never land

Literary usage of Neutrophils

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) These are the most numerous; they make up, on the average, between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of the total number of ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"neutrophils may play a part in the pathogenesis of the ... The capillary bed of the lungs concentrates neutrophils approximately 100-fold with respect to ..."

3. The Clinical Diagnosis of Internal Diseases by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1916)
"Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) These are the most numerous; they make up, on the average, between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of the total number of ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Okadaic acid produces changes in phosphorylation and translocation of proteins and in intracellular calcium in human neutrophils. ..."

5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Alcohol-induced impairment of neutrophils and monocytes is ... Alcohol consumption also interferes with the neutrophils' ability to reach the site of an ..."

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