leukocyte

noun
leu·​ko·​cyte | \ ˈlü-kə-ˌsīt How to pronounce leukocyte (audio) \

Definition of leukocyte

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

Other Words from leukocyte

leukocytic \ ˌlü-​kə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce leukocyte (audio) \ adjective

Examples of leukocyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists analyze the human leukocyte antigens (HLA), which are proteins -- or markers -- found on the surface of most cells in the body and make up a person's tissue type. Armando Garcia, ABC News, 27 Oct. 2021 Miescher would then wash the pus off the bandages and filter out the leukocytes in order to determine the exact proteins in white blood cells. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, 11 Dec. 2019 The manufacture of white blood cells, or leukocytes, also seems to be regulated by the clock. Quanta Magazine, 30 May 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, 24 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of leukocyte

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Leukocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukocyte. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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leukocyte

noun
leu·​ko·​cyte
variants: or chiefly British leucocyte \ ˈlü-​kə-​ˌsīt How to pronounce leukocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of leukocyte

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

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