noun Immunology.
Also, leucocyte.

1865–70; leuko- + -cyte

leukocytic [loo-kuh-sit-ik] , adjective
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leucocyte or leukocyte (ˈluːkəˌsaɪt)
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
leucocytic or leukocyte
leukocytic or leukocyte

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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')
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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It reflects leukocyte redistribution to lymph nodes, bone marrow, and skin.
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