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leucocyte

[loo-kuh-sahyt]
noun Immunology.
  1. leukocyte.
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Related formsleu·co·cyt·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • As soon as a leucocyte touches a resisting body it reacts to the contact by applying the largest possible surface to it.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, January 1900

    Various

  • The leucocyte count will show a marked increase in the number of polynuclears.


British Dictionary definitions for leucocyte

leucocyte

esp US leukocyte

noun
  1. any of the various large unpigmented cells in the blood of vertebratesAlso called: white blood cell, white blood corpuscle See also lymphocyte, granulocyte, monocyte
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Derived Formsleucocytic or esp US leukocytic (ˌluːkəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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leucocyte in Medicine

leucocyte

(lōōkə-sīt′)
n.
  1. Variant ofleukocyte
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leucocyte in Science

leukocyte

  1. See white blood cell.
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