white cell

noun

Examples of white cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Platelet donation: This involves a special machine that isolates and takes just the blood platelets, then returns the other blood components — plasma, red cells and white cells — back to the donor. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 However, there are a large variety of blood diseases that cause low white cell counts. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 31 July 2023 Some affect the lymphocytes, while others affect the granulocytes (the two main types of white cells). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 31 July 2023 One way of monitoring for both acute and chronic radiation exposure is to look for drops in the blood cells produced by the bone marrow – white cells, red cells, and platelets. Monica Lopez, Scientific American, 27 July 2023 One experiment involving a 27-year-old woman staying 131 days in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, also showed a significant drop in red and white cell counts upon entering isolation, and then swift recovery of that count. Tree Meinch, Discover Magazine, 25 May 2023 The procedure involves drawing the patient's own blood, removing its red and white cells, leaving behind plasma full of platelets and growth factors known to regenerate different types of tissue. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2023 The tests Tsai orders are general and standard in medical care – a test called a complete blood count, which measures levels of red cells, white cells, and clotting factors in the blood; and a test called a basic metabolic panel, which measures blood sugar, electrolytes, and kidney function. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 2 Mar. 2023 By then, Kelly’s white cell count and lactic acid (both markers for infection) were normal. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, 11 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white cell was in 1852

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“White cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20cell. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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