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leukocytotaxia

leukocytotaxia in Medicine

leukocytotaxia leu·ko·cy·to·tax·i·a (lōō'kə-sī'tə-tāk'sē-ə)
n.

  1. The active ameboid movement of white blood cells, especially of neutrophilic granulocytes, toward or away from microorganisms or substances formed in inflamed tissue. Also called leukotaxia, leukotaxis.

  2. The property of attracting or of repelling white blood cells.


leu'ko·cy'to·tac'tic (-tāk'tĭk) adj.
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