Definition of neutrophil in English:


Pronunciation /ˈn(y)o͞otrəfil/ /ˈn(j)utrəfɪl/


  • A neutrophilic white blood cell.

    ‘A variety of white blood cells called neutrophils contain elastase, an enzyme that can digest elastin.’
    • ‘This removal of apoptotic neutrophils by macrophage phagocytosis is a critical process for the resolution of inflammation.’
    • ‘Macrophages, lymphocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils were counted.’
    • ‘Of particular interest was phagocytosis of platelets by neutrophils.’
    • ‘Necrotic material admixed with neutrophils and erythrocytes was present in the background.’