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Glossary: granulocyte, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

granulocyte

(GRAN-yoo-loh-SITE)

A type of immune cell that has granules (small particles) with enzymes that are released during infections, allergic reactions, and asthma. Neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils are granulocytes. A granulocyte is a type of white blood cell. Also called granular leukocyte, PMN, and polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

2007-03-19