[loo-kuh-sit] /ˈlu kəˌsɪt/

noun, Immunology.

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

leukocyte leu·ko·cyte or leu·co·cyte (lōō’kə-sīt’)
See white blood cell.
leu’ko·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.
leukocyte also leucocyte
See white blood cell.


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