[ loo-kuh-sit ]
/ ˈlu kəˌsɪt /

noun Immunology.

Nearby words

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

Also leucocyte.

Origin of leukocyte

First recorded in 1865–70; leuko- + -cyte

Related formsleu·ko·cyt·ic [loo-kuh-sit-ik] /ˌlu kəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective

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Word Origin and History for leukocyte



also leucocyte, 1860, via French leucocyte, from Greek leuko-, comb. form of leukos "white" (see light (n.)) + -cyte (see cyto-).

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Medicine definitions for leukocyte



white blood cell
Related formsleu′ko•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.

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Science definitions for leukocyte


See white blood cell.
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