Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not stained strongly or definitely by either acid or basic dyes but stained readily by neutral dyes. Used especially of white blood cells.
  • n. A neutrophil cell, especially an abundant type of granular white blood cell that is highly destructive of microorganisms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a cell: being more easily or more fully stained by neutral dyes than by acidic or alkaline (basic) ones.
  • n. Such a cell, especially a white blood cell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a group of leukocytes whose granules stain only with neutral dyes; it is the chief phagocytic leukocyte in the circulating blood, comprising from 54% to 65% of the total number of leukocytes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes

Etymologies

neutr(al) + -phil(e).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Neutrophil, from neutro- ("neutro-") + -phil ("-phile"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Journal of Critical Care found that a new bedside blood test for a blood biomarker called neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) offered the promise of rapidly assessing if a critically ill patient is suffering from AKI.

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  • Basic science research is being performed in the fields of NK cells, T cell function in atopic dermatitis, HIV, neutrophil biology, DiGeorge syndrome, and other fields in basic immunology as described above.

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  • So they've done experiments where they've actually shined a laser at a neutrophil and it goes in the opposite direction.

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  • According to Huff, the body loses its platelet and neutrophil supply and people can eventually die of bleeding.

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  • Twice a day I give Kate growth factor shots in the thigh, a necessity until her neutrophil count tops one thousand.

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  • Your neutrophil count falls below 500 neutrophils are a type of white blood cell

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  • It appears to directly influence production of immune system cells, increasing lymphocyte and neutrophil counts, and levels of secretory immunoglobulin A.

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  • The protoplasm is clear, and contains a number of very fine granules, which stain with acid dyes, such as eosin, or with neutral dyes, and are therefore called oxyphil or neutrophil (Fig. 454, P).

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  • "It is a neutrophil chasing Staphylococcus aureus by David Rogers, Vanderbilt University www. rfreitas.com" All credit goes to him.

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  • White Blood Cell Chases Bacteria in real life Edit: axxsmith informed me that it is from quote "It is a neutrophil chasing Staphylococcus aureus by David Rogers, Vanderbilt University www. rfreitas.com" All credit goes to him.

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