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Neutrophil (Polymorph)


A variety of granulocyte (a type of white blood cell) distinguished by a lobed nucleus and the presence in its cytoplasm of fine granules that stain purple with Romanowsky stains.  It is capable of ingesting and killing bacteria and provides an important defence against infection.