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Definition of Polymorphonuclear leukocyte

Polymorphonuclear leukocyte: A type of white blood cell with a nucleus that is so deeply lobated or divided that the cell looks to have multiple nuclei. Informally called a poly.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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