neutrophil granule


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neu·tro·phil gran·ule

a granule stainable with the neutral component of stains, for example, the Romanowsky-type blood stains.
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neutrophil granule

Any of the cytoplasmic granules of a neutrophil that often stain a pale blue.
See also: granule
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