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n. an immature form of granulocyte having an oval nucleus (Compare metamyelocyte) and neutrophil, eosinophil, or basophil granules within its cytoplasm (Compare promyelocyte). It is normally found in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow, but may appear in the blood in a variety of diseases, including infections, infiltrations of the bone marrow, and certain leukaemias. See also granulopoiesis.

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