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heterophil

 [het´er-o-fil″]
1. a finely granular polymorphonuclear leukocyte represented by neutrophils in human, but characterized in other mammals by granules that have variable sizes and staining characteristics.
2. heterophilic (def. 1).
heterophil antibody a characteristic antibody found with infectious mononucleosis, demonstrated in 90 to 95 per cent of adolescents and adults and 50 per cent of children with the disease. It declines in titer after acute illness has resolved but may be detectable for up to 9 months after disease onset.

het·er·o·phil

, heterophile (het'ĕr-ō-fil, -fīl),
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]

heterophil

/het·ero·phil/ (het´er-o-fil″)
1. a granular leukocyte represented by neutrophils in humans, but characterized in other mammals by granules which have variable sizes and staining characteristics.

heterophil

[het′ərofil′]
Etymology: Gk, heteros + philein, to love
having affinity for something unusual or abnormal, as an antibody that recognizes an antigen other than the one it is expected to challenge. Also spelled heterophile [-fīl′] .

het·er·o·phil

, heterophile (het'ĕr-ō-fil, -fīl)
1. The neutrophilic leukocyte.
2. Pertaining to heterogenetic antigens occurring in different species or to antibodies directed against such antigens.
[hetero- + G. philos, fond]

heterophil

an organism that is afforded natural immunity by the possession of nonspecific antigens and antibodies.

heterophil

1. a finely granular polymorphonuclear leukocyte represented by neutrophils in humans, but characterized in other mammals by granules (lysosomes) that have variable sizes and staining characteristics.
2. heterophilic.

heterophil antigen
see heterogenetic antigen.
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However, the heterophils, monocytes, and eosinophils are excluded as they have varied results from the established values.
Haematological parameters such as RBC WBC PCV Hb MCV MCH MCHC ESR together with Heterophils % lymphocytes% and H/L ratio were revealed by routine methods (Campbell 1988).
05) in lymphocyte population was observed both in yogurt and garlic fed groups at different days of interval, which may be relative decrease to Heterophil or due to use of live vaccine.
This was primarily due to a decrease in circulating numbers of lymphocytes and heterophils.
1] Nonstandard abbreviations: Rf, rheumatoid factor; HAMA, human anti-mouse antibody; HBR, heterophil blocking reagent; HFP, heterophilic false positive; hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin; FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; and LH, luteinizing hormone.
We counted four types of leukocytes: heterophils (or neutrophils), eosinophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes.
Effect of betaine supplementation on mean Heterophil and Lymphocyte Ratio and ND antibody titer of
Heterophil functional responses to dietary immunomodulators vary in genetically distinct chicken lines.
Peritoneal macrophages were isolated and in vitro cytotoxic activity was assessed along with their nitric oxide (NO) production, blood heterophil to the lymphocyte ratio (H:L), mitogenic response to phytohemagglutinin-P (PHA-P), serum IgM and IgG titers and serum corticosterone concentration.
05) differences in the heterophil percentages in groups A (48.