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Recent Examples on the Web In this cancer, a type of white cell called a plasma cell creates abnormal fibers that can break down and form the characteristic saw-toothed fibers of amyloidosis. New York Times, 28 July 2021 New on Friday was that the field was down to 19 as King Fury scratched due to a fever and elevated white cell count, which usually indicates an infection. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2021 This is a doctor whose patients are virtually all immunocompromised, since most cancer drugs wipe out our white cell count. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2020 His doctors upped the immune-suppressing medicines and started something called photopheresis, in which blood is routed out of the body, through a type of light that kills off the misdirected white cells, then back into circulation. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2020 Young-blood transfusions typically involve plasma, the fluid part of blood packed with signaling proteins and other molecules but no red or white cells. Rebecca Robbins, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2019 New drugs aim to disarm the immune system’s ‘atomic bomb’ cells Neutrophils make up some 70% of the white cells in blood, with billions spawned every day by stem cells nestled in the bone marrow. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 6 Mar. 2020 The red team was ready to begin shooting down the V-22s when Van Riper’s chief of staff received a message from the white cell. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 3 Jan. 2020 But then, day by day, as the ritual progressed, and fewer white cells were left, the stuff grew clear. Eric Boodman, STAT, 6 Dec. 2019 See More

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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“White cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20cell. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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