What Is the Function of a Neutrophil?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 2:12:40 AM ET
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The function of a neutrophil is to destroy and remove foreign substances. The neutrophil surrounds the foreign body and digests it with enzymes. Neutrophils make up about 60 percent of all white blood cells, or leukocytes.