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A white blood cell with secretory granules in its cytoplasm, e.g. an eosinophil or a basophil.
- ‘White blood cells called granulocytes and lymphocytes travel along the walls of blood vessels.’
- ‘These are the eosinophils, neutrophils, and basophils (collectively known as granulocytes or polymorphonuclear leukocytes), mast cells, and monocytes.’
- ‘These stem cells proliferate and differentiate into granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils), monocytes and lymphocytes, which together comprise the absolute white blood cell count.’
- ‘The inflammatory response to viral-induced bronchiolitis includes bronchial obstruction, increased airway secretion, mucosal edema, and infiltration of inflammatory cells including eosinophil granulocytes.’
- ‘It has to be taken into consideration that many cells of the lung, such as macrophages, eosinophils, dendritic cells, mast cells and granulocytes, interact with lymphocytes and vice versa via a number of cytokines and chemokines.’
Early 20th century: from late Latin granulum ‘granule’ + -cyte.
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