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polymorph

 [pol´e-morf]
a colloquial term for a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

pol·y·morph

(pol'ē-mōrf),
Colloquial term for polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

polymorph

/poly·morph/ (pol´ĭ-morf) colloquial term for polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

polymorph

(pŏl′ē-môrf′)
n.
1. Biology One of the forms of a polymorphic organism.
2. Chemistry A specific crystalline form of a compound that can crystallize in different forms.
3. Immunology A polymorphonuclear leukocyte; a neutrophil.

polymorph

The common abbreviated term for polymorphonuclear (many-shaped nucleus) neutrophil leukocyte, the small phagocytic white cell of the immune system present in enormous numbers in the blood and the tissues. Polymorphs are amoeboid and highly motile scavengers of foreign material especially antigen-bearing bacteria and other antigenic material to which antibodies have been bound. See also POLYMORPHIC.

polymorph

a colloquial term for a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
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3], with a differential count of 57% polymorphs, 41% lymphocytes, and 2% monocytes.
Differential leucocyte counts (DLC): The effect of RH-3 in protecting lymphocyte, polymorphs and monocytes against radiation damage has been depicted in Figures 4a, b and c.