leukocyte

[ loo-kuh-sit ]
/ ˈlu kəˌsɪt /

noun Immunology.

Also leucocyte.

Origin of leukocyte

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

Related forms

leu·ko·cyt·ic [loo-kuh-sit-ik] /ˌlu kəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for leukocyte

leukocyte

n.

white blood cell

Related forms

leu′ko•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for leukocyte

leukocyte

See white blood cell.

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