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leukocyte

[loo-kuh-sit] /ˈlu kəˌsɪt/
noun, Immunology
Also, leucocyte.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; leuko- + -cyte
Related forms
leukocytic
[loo-kuh-sit-ik] /ˌlu kəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for leukocyte
  • It reflects leukocyte redistribution to lymph nodes, bone marrow, and skin.
British Dictionary definitions for leukocyte

leucocyte

/ˈluːkəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
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
leukocyte
also leucocyte, 1870, from Gk. leuko-, comb. form of leukos "white" (see light (n.)) + -ctye (see cyto-).
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leukocyte in Medicine

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


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