[pol-ee-mawr-fuh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
- (of a leukocyte) having a lobulate nucleus.
Origin of polymorphonuclear
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Polymorphonuclear leukocytosis, when present, is due to some complication.
Polymorphonuclear leukocytosis may be either physiologic or pathologic.
It is less common, and is rarely so marked as a polymorphonuclear leukocytosis.
Polymorphonuclear neutrophiles and lymphocytes are relatively decreased.
The polymorphonuclear leucocytes are large cells, about 20µ; no definite granules can be observed.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
- (of a leucocyte) having a lobed or segmented nucleusSee also polymorph (def. 3)
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- Having a lobed nucleus. Used especially of neutrophilic white blood cells.
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