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

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Other Words from leukocyte

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

Examples of leukocyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The manufacture of white blood cells, or leukocytes, also seems to be regulated by the clock. Quanta Magazine, "The Body’s Clock Offers a Rhythmic Target to Viruses," 30 May 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Around the same time, calves were being stillborn with a condition called bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of leukocyte

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leukocyte

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The first known use of leukocyte was in 1870

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18 Nov 2019

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“Leukocyte.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukocytic. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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leukocyte

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