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[loo-koh] /ˈlu koʊ/

noun, Chemistry.
a noncolored or slightly colored compound that is produced by reducing a dye and is readily oxidized to regenerate the dye.
a colourless compound formed by reducing a dye so that the original dye can be regenerated by oxidation


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    [loo-kuh-sahyt] /ˈlu kəˌsaɪt/ noun, Immunology. 1. . /ˈluːkəˌsaɪt/ noun 1. any of the various large unpigmented cells in the blood of vertebrates Also called white blood cell, white blood corpuscle See also lymphocyte, granulocyte, monocyte leucocyte leu·co·cyte (lōō’kə-sīt’) n. Variant of leukocyte. leukocyte also leucocyte (l’kə-sīt’) See white blood cell.

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