leuco-


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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.]
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leuco-

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leuko-

, before a vowel

leuc-

or before a vowel

leuk-

combining form
(Colours) white or lacking colour: leucocyte; leucorrhoea; leukaemia.
[from Greek leukos white]
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leuco-

var. of leuko-.
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For example, while not impacted by the phenolic matrix," monomeric anthocyanins at the pH of the assay are largely in the leuco- or colorless form.
He received several blood transfusions and at 3 years of age he was admitted again with another upper respiratory infection, high fever, leuco-, neutro-, thrombocytopenia and anemia.
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