[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.
- Granulocytic leukemia
granulocytic leukemia n. Leukemia characterized by proliferation of myeloid tissue in areas such as bone marrow and the spleen and by the abnormal increase of granulocytes, myelocytes, and myeloblasts in tissues and in blood. Also called myelocytic leukemia, myelogenous leukemia, myeloid leukemia.
- Granulocytic sarcoma
granulocytic sarcoma n. A malignant tumor of immature myeloid cells, associated with granulocytic leukemia. Also called myeloid sarcoma.
- Granulocytic series
granulocytic series n. The cells in various stages of granulopoietic development in the bone marrow.
/ˌɡrænjʊləʊˌsaɪtəʊˈpiːnɪə/ noun 1. a diminished number of granulocytes in the blood, which occurs in certain forms of anaemia granulocytopenia gran·u·lo·cy·to·pe·ni·a (grān’yə-lō-sī’tə-pē’nē-ə) n. A condition characterized by an abnormally low number of granular white blood cells in the blood. Also called granulopenia.