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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


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

British Dictionary definitions for leucocyte


esp US leukocyte

  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


  1. Variant ofleukocyte
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leucocyte in Science


  1. See white blood cell.
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