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heterophil

Pronunciation: het'er-o-fil, -fil

Definition:

  1. Pertaining to heterogenetic or cross-reacting antigens occurring in different species or to antibodies directed against such antigens.
  2. The neutrophilic leukocyte in humans; in some animals, the granules vary in size and staining reaction.

[hetero- + G. philos, fond]

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