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polymorphonuclear

[pol-ee-mawr-fuh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌpɒl iˌmɔr fəˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective, Cell Biology.
1.
(of a leukocyte) having a lobulate nucleus.
Origin of polymorphonuclear
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; poly- + morpho- + nuclear
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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polymorphonuclear

/ˌpɒlɪˌmɔːfəʊˈnjuːklɪə/
adjective
1.
(of a leucocyte) having a lobed or segmented nucleus See also polymorph (sense 3)
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polymorphonuclear in Medicine

polymorphonuclear pol·y·mor·pho·nu·cle·ar (pŏl'ē-môr'fə-nōō'klē-ər, -nyōō'-)
adj.
Having a lobed nucleus. Used especially of neutrophil white blood cells.

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