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leukocyte

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noun leu·ko·cyte \ˈlü-kə-ˌsīt\

Definition of leukocyte

leukocytic

play \ˌlü-kə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of leukocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1870


Medical Dictionary

leukocyte

noun leu·ko·cyte

Medical Definition of leukocyte

  1. :  any of the colorless blood cells of the immune system including the neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, and their derivatives :  white blood cell



Variants of leukocyte

or chiefly British

leucocyte

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