Definition of neutrophilic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞otrəˈfilik/


(Of a cell or its contents) readily stained only by neutral dyes.
Example sentences
  • Absolute cell counts of macrophages, lymphocytes, and eosinophilic and neutrophilic granulocytes were calculated.
  • Histological findings include cellular infiltration with mixed round cells, neutrophilic in majority and disorganization of crypts with branching and dilatation.
  • Peripheral blood eosinophil and neutrophilic percentages were measured by standard automated cell counter.


Late 19th century: from neutral + -philic (see -philia).

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Syllabification: neu·tro·phil·ic

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