white blood cell

noun

Definition of white blood cell

  1. :  any of the blood cells that are colorless, lack hemoglobin, contain a nucleus, and include the lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils —called also leukocyte, white blood corpuscle, white cell

1869

First Known Use of white blood cell

1869


WHITE BLOOD CELL Defined for English Language Learners

white blood cell

noun

Definition of white blood cell for English Language Learners

  • : a clear or colorless cell in the blood that protects the body from disease


WHITE BLOOD CELL Defined for Kids

white blood cell

noun

Definition of white blood cell for Students

  1. :  one of the tiny colorless cells of the blood that help fight infection


Medical Dictionary

white blood cell

noun

Medical Definition of white blood cell

  1. :  any of the blood cells of the immune system that are colorless, lack hemoglobin, contain a nucleus, and include the lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils along with their precursors and derivatives (as macrophages) :  leukocyte—abbreviation WBC; called also white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle; compare red blood cell



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