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leuko-(word root) white
Examples of words with the root leuko-: leukocyte
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leuko-or leuk- also leuco- or leuc-
1. White; colorless: leukoderma.
2. Leukocyte: leukopenia.
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(Colours) a variant of leuco-
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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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