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PHAGOCYTOSIS The granular leukocytes are the neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils. When stained, their  cytoplasm exhibits large prominent granules.         1. Neutrophils---lilac (pinkish) granules with a lobed nucleus. These are often called  polymorphonuclear leukocytes, polymorphs, or polys. They are highly phagocytic and can leave  the blood, move to an infected tissue and destroy microbes and foreign particles. They are able to  do this quite rapidly, and the number of neutrophils in the circulating blood can also be rapidly  increased when needed.         2. Basophils---dark blue-purple granules which may obscure the nucleus. They are not known  to be phagocytic.        3. Eosinophils---bright reddish-orange granules and usually a bilobed nucleus. They are able 
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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