Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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One of three types of leukocyte that contain a multilobed nucleus and distinct cytoplasmic granules that stain to particular dyes; granulocytes constitute about 70% of all leukocytes. Aka granular leukocyte, polymorph, polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

See basophil, eosinophil, neutrophil.

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