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leuko-

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for leuko-

leuco-

combining form
1.
white or lacking colour: leucocyte, leucorrhoea, leukaemia
Word Origin
from Greek leukos white

leuko-

combining form
1.
a variant of leuco-
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leuko- in Medicine

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

  1. White; colorless: leukoderma.

  2. Leukocyte: leukopenia.

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