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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Leucocyte \Leu"co*cyte\ (l[=u]"k[-o]*s[imac]t), n. [Leuco- + Gr.
ky`tos a hollow vessel.] (Physiol.)
A colorless corpuscle, as one of the white blood corpuscles,
or those found in lymph, marrow of bone, connective tissue,
Note: They all consist of more or less spherical masses of
protoplasm, without any surrounding membrane or wall,
and are capable of motion.
[1913 Webster] Leucocythaemia
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an
important part of the body's defense system [syn:
leukocyte, leucocyte, white blood cell, white cell,
white blood corpuscle, white corpuscle, WBC]
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