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n. an immature granulocyte (a type of white blood cell), having a kidney-shaped nucleus (Compare myelocyte) and cytoplasm containing neutrophil, eosinophil, or basophil granules. It is normally found in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow but may appear in the blood in a wide variety of diseases, including acute infections and chronic myeloid leukaemia. see also granulopoiesis.

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