noun, plural leuds, leudes
[loo-deez] /ˈlu diz/ (Show IPA)
a vassal or tenant in the early Middle Ages.
[loo] /lu/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. See under . [en-kef-uh-lin] /ɛnˈkɛf ə lɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. either of two pentapeptides that bind to morphine receptors in the central nervous system and have opioid properties of relatively short duration; one pentapeptide (Met enkephalin) has the amino acid sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met and the other (Leu enkephalin) has the […]
1. variant of before a vowel. leuk- pref. Variant of leuko-.
/luːˈkiːmɪə/ noun 1. an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc, and suppress the blood-forming apparatus n. alternative spelling of leukemia.
leukapheresis leu·ka·phe·re·sis (lōō’kə-fə-rē’sĭs) n. The removal of a quantity of white blood cells from the blood of a donor with the remaining portions of the blood retransfused into the donor.