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[loo-kuh-sit] /ˈlu kəˌsɪt/
noun, Immunology
Also, leucocyte.
Origin of leukocyte
1865-70; leuko- + -cyte
Related forms
[loo-kuh-sit-ik] /ˌlu kəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for leukocyte
  • It reflects leukocyte redistribution to lymph nodes, bone marrow, and skin.
British Dictionary definitions for leukocyte


any of the various large unpigmented cells in the blood of vertebrates Also called white blood cell, white blood corpuscle See also lymphocyte, granulocyte, monocyte
Derived Forms
leucocytic, especially (US) leukocytic (ˌluːkəˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for leukocyte

also leucocyte, 1860, via French leucocyte, from Greek leuko-, comb. form of leukos "white" (see light (n.)) + -cyte (see cyto-).

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leukocyte in Medicine

leukocyte leu·ko·cyte or leu·co·cyte (lōō'kə-sīt')
See white blood cell.

leu'ko·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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leukocyte in Science
leukocyte also leucocyte
See white blood cell.
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