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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 /
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adjective Cell Biology.
(of a leukocyte) having a lobulate nucleus.
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Origin of polymorphonuclear

First recorded in 1895–1900; poly- + morpho- + nuclear

how to pronounce polymorphonuclear

See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for polymorphonuclear

polymorphonuclear
/ (ˌpɒlɪˌmɔːfəʊˈnjuːklɪə) /

adjective
(of a leucocyte) having a lobed or segmented nucleusSee also polymorph (def. 3)
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Medical definitions for polymorphonuclear

polymorphonuclear
[ pŏl′ē-môr′fə-nōōklē-ər ]

adj.
Having a lobed nucleus. Used especially of neutrophilic white blood cells.
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