leuko-

leuko-

a combining form with the meanings “white,” “white blood cell,” used in the formation of compound words: leukopoiesis; leukotomy.
Also, leuco-; especially before a vowel, leuk-.


Origin:
< Greek leuko-, combining form of leukós white, bright

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leuco-, (before a vowel) leuko-, (before a vowel) leuc- or (before a vowel) leuk-
 
combining form
white or lacking colour: leucocyte; leucorrhoea; leukaemia
 
[from Greek leukos white]
 
leuko-, (before a vowel) leuko-, (before a vowel) leuc- or (before a vowel) leuk-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek leukos white]
 
leuc-, (before a vowel) leuko-, (before a vowel) leuc- or (before a vowel) leuk-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek leukos white]
 
leuk-, (before a vowel) leuko-, (before a vowel) leuc- or (before a vowel) leuk-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek leukos white]

leuko-
 
combining form
a variant of leuco-

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leuko- or leuk- or leuco- or leuc-
pref.

  1. White; colorless: leukoderma.

  2. Leukocyte: leukopenia.

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