[het-er-uh-fil] /ˈhɛt ər ə fɪl/
Also, heterophilic. Immunology. (of an antibody) having an affinity for an antigen other than its specific antigen.
Cell Biology. a neutrophil.
heterophil het·er·o·phil (hět’ə-rō-fĭl’) or het·er·o·phile (-fīl’)
A granulocyte; in humans, a neutrophil. adj.
Relating to heterogenetic antigens or to antibodies directed against such antigens.
- He who hesitates is lost
A person who spends too much time deliberating about what to do loses the chance to act altogether. One who cannot come to a decision will suffer for it, as in I couldn’t make up my mind, and now the offer has expired—he who hesitates is lost. Although the idea is undoubtedly older, the present […]
heterophasia het·er·o·pha·sia (hět’ə-rō-fā’zhə, -zē-ə) n. See heterolalia.
heterophemia het·er·o·phe·mi·a (hět’ə-rō-fē’mē-ə) n. See heterolalia.
heterophagy het·er·oph·a·gy (hět’ə-rŏf’ə-jē) n. Digestion within a cell of a substance taken in by phagocytosis from the cell’s environment.