white blood cells

Colorless cells in the blood that help combat infection. Some white blood cells act as scavengers by engulfing foreign particles (such as bacteria) and destroying them. Others produce antibodies or destroy dead cells. (See AIDS.)

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How to use white blood cells in a sentence

  • The white blood cells grow into the sides of cuts, and so heal them.

    Applied Physiology | Frank Overton
  • Some of the white blood cells and the liquid from the blood run out, and we have to blow the nose.

    Applied Physiology | Frank Overton