1. The active ameboid movement of white blood cells, especially of neutrophilic granulocytes, toward or away from microorganisms or substances formed in inflamed tissue.leukotaxia leukotaxis
  2. The property of attracting or of repelling white blood cells.
Related formsleu′ko•cy′to•tactic (-tăktĭk) adj.
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