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Medical Term:

polymorphonuclear leukocyte


Definition: common term for granulocyte or granulocytic leukocyte; the term includes basophilic, eosinophilic, and neutrophilic leukocytes, but is usually used especially with reference to the neutrophilic leukocytes.

Synonym(s): multinuclear leukocyte

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