noun Immunology.

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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Related Words for leukocytes

corpuscle, erythrocyte, hemocyte

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Word Origin and History for leukocytes



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

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leukocytes in Medicine



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


See white blood cell.
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