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- noun A leucocyte, or colorless blood-corpuscle, containing granules that stain in neutral dyes.
- In histology and bacteriology, staining with dyes of neutral reaction.
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- noun biology Any
organismthat thrives in a relatively neutral pH
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- noun the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
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The minute neutrophile granules of the _polymorphonuclear_ leucocytes are often very scanty, and sometimes apparently absent.
The cells probably corresponding to _eosinophile_ leucocytes have fine coccal-shaped granules, faintly staining eosinophile or neutrophile.