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A type of white blood cell (leucocyte) that has a lobed nucleus and granular cytoplasm (see granulocyte). Neutrophils engulf bacteria (see phagocytosis) and release various substances, such as lysozyme and oxidizing agents.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

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