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Medical Term:

band cell


any cell of the granulocytic (leukocytic) series that has a nucleus that could be described as a curved or coiled band, no matter how marked the indentation, if it does not completely segment the nucleus into lobes connected by a filament.

Synonym(s): band neutrophil, rod nuclear cell, Schilling band cell, stab cell, stab neutrophil, staff cell

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