specific granules
(= secondary granules)
One of the two main classes of granules found in neutrophils: contain lactoferrin, lysozyme, Vitamin B12 binding protein and elastase. Are released more readily than the azurophil (primary) granules which have typical lysosmal contents.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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