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leukocyte

[loo-kuh-sit] /ˈlu kəˌsɪt/
noun, Immunology
Also, leucocyte.
Origin of leukocyte
1865-1870
1865-70; leuko- + -cyte
Related forms
leukocytic
[loo-kuh-sit-ik] /ˌlu kəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for leukocyte
n.

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')
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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