from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A white or colorless corpuscle of the blood or lymph.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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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- noun immunology Alternative spelling of
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- noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
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The direction of motion is due to stimulation of that part of the body of the leucocyte which is towards the source of the stimulus.
National Blood Transfusion Centre, he described the first leucocyte antigen, MAC, which has become known as HLA-A2.
The digestive juices have powerful action, but it is probable that part of the protein escapes and certain particles pass into the circulation, thus effecting a true antigen injection, which can thus set off the leucocyte reaction.
The giant leucocyte, after a few months, tends to break up into the original, uncontrollable type; and about half the time, if that process is permitted to reach completion, the new cells no longer act even as inefficient defenders; they attack, instead, and the victim dies of leukemia.
(The _average_ number of bacilli ingested per leucocyte = the "_phagocytic index_.") 14.
Pulse, 90; temperature, 99.2; respiration, 20; leucocyte count, .82 at 10 a.m.
Degeneration and death of cells, haemorrhages, serous and fibrinous exudations, leucocyte emigration, proliferation of connective tissue and other cells, may be mentioned as some of the fundamental changes.
It stood out sharply when he focused -- the white, jellyfish shape of a single-celled leucocyte.
Starting at one end of the film move the slide slowly across the microscope stage and as each leucocyte comes into view count and record the number of ingested bacteria.
Physical Economics treats of the internal affairs of the body; the whole machinery and how it works; all organs, members, functions; each last and littlest capillary and leucocyte, are parts of that "economy."