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|+||A [[leukocyte]] that has granules in its cytoplasm. A type of [[glossary:white blood cells|white Blood cell]] that attacks and destroys foreign substances. These are [[glossary:leukocyte|leukocytes]] which have specific granules. The three different types of [[glossary:granulocyte|granulocytes]] have different types of specific granules. Granulocytes are spherical in shape, contain nuclei and include [[glossary:neutrophil|neutrophils]], [[glossary:eosinophil|eosinophils]], and [[glossary:basophil|basophils]]. These cells are part of the formed elements of whole [[Blood]]. |