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A leukocyte characterized by the presence of numerous staining granules in the cytoplasm when observed by light microscopy


Granulocytes have different cytoplasmic granules as opposed to agranulocytes that seem to lack them. The cytoplasmic granules can be observed through staining technique and light microscopy.

Examples of granulocytes are polymorphonuclear leukocytes such as neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils.

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Re: bifunctional proteins

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Im a newbie please go easy!

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can anyone guess what the pic represents

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