Definition of polymorphonuclear in English:

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polymorphonuclear

Pronunciation: /ˌpälēˌmôrfōˈn(y)o͞oklēər/

adjective

Physiology
(Of a leukocyte) having a nucleus with several lobes and a cytoplasm that contains granules, as in an eosinophil or basophil.
Example sentences
  • The epithelium covering the tonsils is extensively infiltrated by lymphocytes, plasma cells, and polymorphonuclear leucocytes.
  • These are the eosinophils, neutrophils, and basophils (collectively known as granulocytes or polymorphonuclear leukocytes), mast cells, and monocytes.
  • Under light microscopy, necrosis in both epidermis and dermis with extensive polymorphonuclear leucocyte infiltration in deep dermis were seen in all three groups.

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Syllabification: pol·y·mor·pho·nu·cle·ar

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