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1. any cell, structure, or histologic element readily stainable with neutral dyes.
Neutrophil maturation. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2002.
2. a granular leukocyte having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing very fine granules; called also polymorphonuclear leukocyte and neutrophilic leukocyte. See also heterophil.
band neutrophil band cell.
stab neutrophil band cell.
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