Definition of neutrophilic in English:

neutrophilic

adjective

Physiology
  • (of a cell or its contents) readily stained only by neutral dyes.

    • ‘Peripheral blood eosinophil and neutrophilic percentages were measured by standard automated cell counter.’
    • ‘Absolute cell counts of macrophages, lymphocytes, and eosinophilic and neutrophilic granulocytes were calculated.’
    • ‘Histological findings include cellular infiltration with mixed round cells, neutrophilic in majority and disorganization of crypts with branching and dilatation.’
    • ‘Third, combined eosinophilic and neutrophilic airway inflammation may enhance eosinophilic degranulation through neutrophil protease activity.’
    • ‘In three patients additional infiltration of neutrophilic leukocytes was present, suggesting histologic evidence of infection.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from neutral + -philic (see -philia).

Pronunciation:

neutrophilic

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