neutro-, neuter-, neutr-, neut- +
(Latin: neither of two; neither one nor the other)
2. A person who strongly and publicly supports or adheres to a policy of strict neutrality in foreign affairs.
3. Someone who speaks in behalf of or who sticks to a policy or theory of neutralism.
2. A situation in which there is no support for either side in a war or a disagreement; uncommitted, impartial.
3. Behavior which does not show strong feelings or strong opinions about issues, situations; apolitical, middle-of-the-road, and nonpartisan.
2. An action intended to keep a country politically neutral or to exclude it from a possible war.
3. The removal of a threat by killing or destroying it; especially, in a covert operation or military operation.
4. The process of making a solution neutral (pH = 7) by adding a base to an acid solution, or adding an acid to an alkaline (basic) solution; which is also known as neutralization reaction.
5. A chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt.
With strong acids and bases, the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water.
To neutralize is to reduce the effectiveness of enemy military personnel and materiel by gunfire, bombing, or by any other means.2. To render a substance as neither an acid nor an alkaline: In order to relieve the pain in her stomach, Susan took some sodium bicarbonate to neutralize the acidic contents in her stomach.
3. To nullify the oscillation-producing voltage feedback from the output to the input of an amplifier through tube interelectrode capacitances: To neutralize is to make electrically inactive by putting both equal positive and negative parts together.
An external feedback path is used to produce at the input a voltage that is equal in magnitude but opposite in phase to that fed back through the interelectrode capacitance.
2. In the military, taking action to put something out of action or to make it incapable of action; such as, using artillery weapons as a neutralizer to make an enemy position ineffective.
2. Relating to a solution or compound that is neither acidic nor alkaline.
3. Of or relating to a particle, an object, or a system that has neither a positive nor a negative electric charge.
2. A neutral hadron that is stable in the atomic nucleus but decays into a protron, an electron and an antineutrino with a mean life of 12 minutes outside the nucleus. Neutronics exist in all atomic nuclei except normal hydrogen. Reported in 1932 by James Chadwick.
Neutrophils are white blood cells (WBCs) produced in the bone marrow that ingest bacteria. Neutropenia is sometimes called agranulocytosis or granulocytopenia because neutrophils make up about 60% of white blood cells and have granules inside their cell walls.
Neutropenia is a serious disorder because it makes the body vulnerable to bacterial and fungal infections.
The normal level of neutrophils in human blood varies slightly according to age and race. Infants have lower counts than older children and adults, and African Americans tend to have lower counts than Caucasians or Asians.
In some instances, there is no effect, which is then referred to as indifferent neutrotaxis.