[gran-yuh-loh-sahyt] /ˈgræn yə loʊˌsaɪt/

noun, Cell Biology.
a circulating white blood cell having prominent in the cytoplasm and a nucleus of two or more lobes.
any of a group of phagocytic leucocytes having cytoplasmic granules that take up various dyes See also eosinophil, neutrophil (sense 1), basophil (sense 2)

granulocyte gran·u·lo·cyte (grān’yə-lō-sīt’)
Any of a group of white blood cells having granules in the cytoplasm.
gran’u·lo·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.
Any of various white blood cells that contain granular material in the cytoplasm and are immunologically active, especially in phagocytosis. Granulocytes are the most numerous of the white blood cells in humans.


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