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leukocyte

[ loo-kuh-sit ]
/ ˈlu kəˌsɪt /
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noun Immunology.

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Origin of leukocyte

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

OTHER WORDS FROM leukocyte

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

leukocyte

n.

white blood cell

Other words from leukocyte

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

leukocyte

See white blood cell.
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