leuko-


a combining form with the meanings “white,” “white blood cell,” used in the formation of compound words: leukopoiesis; leukotomy.

Nearby words

  1. leukemogen,
  2. leukemogenesis,
  3. leukemogenic,
  4. leukemoid,
  5. leukemoid reaction,
  6. leukoagglutinin,
  7. leukoblast,
  8. leukoblastosis,
  9. leukocidin,
  10. leukocyte

Also leuco-; especially before a vowel, leuk-.

Origin of leuko-

< Greek leuko-, combining form of leukós white, bright

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British Dictionary definitions for leuko-

leuko-

combining form

a variant of leuco-
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Medicine definitions for leuko-

leuko-

pref.

White; colorless:leukoderma.
Leukocyte:leukopenia.

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