leukocidin

[lōō′kə-sīdn, lōō-kōsĭ-dn]

n.

A substance, produced by certain species of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria, that can destroy or lyse white blood cells.

Nearby words

  1. leukemoid reaction,
  2. leuko-,
  3. leukoagglutinin,
  4. leukoblast,
  5. leukoblastosis,
  6. leukocyte,
  7. leukocytic,
  8. leukocytoblast,
  9. leukocytoclastic vasculitis,
  10. leukocytogenesis


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