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Medical Term:

granulocyte

Pronunciation: gran'yu-lo-sit'

Definition: A mature granular leukocyte; includes neutrophilic, acidophilic, and basophilic types of polymorphonuclear leukocytes; respectively, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils.

[granulo- + G. kytos, cell]

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