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from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 organism that 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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