leukocyte


leukocyte
White blood cell, up to 0.02 mm in diameter, of which there are normally 4-11 million per millilitre of human blood. There are several kinds, all involved in the body's defence mechanisms. Granulocytes have granules in their cytoplasm; monocytes ingest and feed on bacteria and other micro-organisms that cause infection; lymphocytes include the B cells that are involved with the production of antibodies.

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  • leukocyte — leukocyte. См. лейкоцит. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • leukocyte — also leucocyte, 1860, via Fr. leucocyte, from Gk. leuko , comb. form of leukos white (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)) + ctye (see CYTO (Cf. cyto )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leukocyte — [lo͞o′kō sīt΄, lo͞o′kəsīt΄] n. [see LEUCO & CYTE] any of the small, colorless nucleated cells in the blood, lymph, and tissues, which are important in the body s defenses against infection, including granular types such as neutrophils,… …   English World dictionary

  • leukocyte — leukocytic /looh keuh sit ik/, adj. /looh keuh sit /, n. Immunol. See white blood cell. Also, leucocyte. [1865 70; LEUKO + CYTE] * * * or white blood cell or white corpuscle Any of several types of blood cells that help defend the body from …   Universalium

  • leukocyte — A type of cell formed in the myelopoietic, lymphoid, and reticular portions of the reticuloendothelial system in various parts of the body, and normally present in those sites and in the circulating blood (rarely in other tissues). Under various… …   Medical dictionary

  • leukocyte — var. of LEUCOCYTE. * * * leukocyte, cytic etc.: see leucocyte …   Useful english dictionary

  • leukocyte — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 white blood cell • leukocytic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leukocyte — (loo ko saīt) Any colorless white blood cell. Can be classified into granular and agranular lymphocytes …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • leukocyte — noun A white blood cell …   Wiktionary

  • leukocyte — Synonyms and related words: Rh factor, Rh negative, Rh positive, Rh type, Rhesus factor, antibody, antigen, arterial blood, blood, blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • leukocyte — n. white blood cell …   English contemporary dictionary