Leucocyte

Leu"co*cyte

(l"k*st), 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.
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They all consist of more or less spherical masses of protoplasm, without any surrounding membrane or wall, and are capable of motion.
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Leu`co*cy*th"mi*a

Leu`co*cy*the"mi*a

} (l`k*s*th"m*), n. [NL., fr. Gr. leyko`s white + ky`tos a hollow vessel + a"i^ma blood.] (Med.) A disease in which the white corpuscles of the blood are largely increased in number, and there is enlargement of the spleen, or the lymphatic glands; leuchmia.
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