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Noun: leukocyte  'loo-ku,sIt
  1. Blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defence system
    - leucocyte, white blood cell, white cell, white blood corpuscle, white corpuscle, WBC

Derived forms: leukocytes

Type of: blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle, free phagocyte

Encyclopedia: Leukocyte