band neutrophil

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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.

band cell

any cell of the granulocytic (leukocytic) series that has a nucleus that could be described as a curved or coiled band, no matter how marked the indentation, if it does not completely segment the nucleus into lobes connected by a filament.

band neutrophil

The formal term (recommended by the Histology Subcommittee of the International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee) for the immature or band form of neutrophil is granulocytus neutrophilicus juvenilis; the descriptive term band neutrophil is popular with many experts.