leucocidin

noun
leu·​co·​ci·​din | \ ˌlü-kə-ˈsī-dᵊn How to pronounce leucocidin (audio) \

Definition of leucocidin

: a bacterial substance that destroys white blood cells

First Known Use of leucocidin

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leucocidin

International Scientific Vocabulary leuc- + -cide + -in entry 1

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“Leucocidin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leucocidin. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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