leukocyte

[loo-kuh-sit]
noun Immunology.
Also, leucocyte.


Origin:
1865–70; leuko- + -cyte

leukocytic [loo-kuh-sit-ik] , adjective
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leucocyte or leukocyte (ˈluːkəˌsaɪt)
 
n
lymphocyte granulocyte See also monocyte white blood cell, Also called: white blood corpuscle any of the various large unpigmented cells in the blood of vertebrates
 
leukocyte or leukocyte
 
n
 
leucocytic or leukocyte
 
adj
 
leukocytic or leukocyte
 
adj

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leukocyte
also leucocyte, 1870, from Gk. leuko-, comb. form of leukos "white" (see light (n.)) + -ctye (see cyto-).
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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 also leucocyte   (l'kə-sīt')  Pronunciation Key 
See white blood cell.
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Example sentences for leukocyte
It reflects leukocyte redistribution to lymph nodes, bone marrow, and skin.
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