leuko-


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leuko-

or leuk- also leuco- or leuc-
pref.
1. White; colorless: leukoderma.
2. Leukocyte: leukopenia.

[Greek, from leukos, clear, white; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

leuko-

combining form
(Colours) a variant of leuco-

leuko-

a combining form with the meanings “white,” “white blood cell”: leukopoiesis; leukotomy. Also, leuco- ;esp. before a vowel, leuk-.
[< Greek, comb. form of leukós white, bright]
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