leucocidin

noun

leu·​co·​ci·​din ˌlü-kə-ˈsī-dᵊn How to pronounce leucocidin (audio)
: a bacterial substance that destroys white blood cells

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leucocidin was in 1894

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“Leucocidin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leucocidin. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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