Neutrophils: Definition & Function


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Which branch of the immune system do neutrophils belong to?

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1. What are a neutrophil's granules for?

2. Why do neutrophils have a unique lobulated nucleus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining these first responders to an infection in our bodies, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the functions of neutrophils. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the branch of the immune system neutrophils belong to as well as knowing what neutrophils' granules are for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Which immune system branch neutrophils belong to
  • What neutrophils' granules are for
  • Why neutrophils have a unique lobulated nucleus
  • Meaning of phagocytosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why neutrophils have a unique lobulated nucleus and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of phagocytosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related neutrophils lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how your body stays healthy, review the corresponding lesson titled Neutrophils: Definition & Function. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what our innate immune system is
  • Explain what neutrophils are
  • Describe the role that neutrophils play in our bodies
  • Appreciate how to identify neutrophils under the microscope