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leucocyte


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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, 
  etc 
 
  Note:  They  all  consist  of  more  or  less  spherical  masses  of 
  protoplasm,  without  any  surrounding  membrane  or  wall, 
  and  are  capable  of  motion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leucocyte 
  n  :  blood  cells  that  engulf  and  digest  bacteria  and  fungi;  an 
  important  part  of  the  body's  defense  system  [syn:  {leukocyte}, 
  {white  blood  cell},  {white  cell},  {white  blood  corpuscle}, 
  {white  corpuscle}] 




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