This word can be broken down into roots to determine exactly what it means:

poly- many
morpho- shaped
nucleo- nucleus
cyte- cell

So, a polymorphnucleocyte is a cell with many-shaped nuclei. This word is particularly used to decribe white blood cells that grow in the bone marrow, such as neutrophil and basophil. These cells use their many nuclei to secrete enzymes that break down invading bacteria in during the process of phagocytosis.

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