leuko-


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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-
pref.
1. White; colorless: leukoderma.
2. Leukocyte: leukopenia.

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

combining form
(Colours) a variant of leuco-
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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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These present as essential thrombocythemia (ET) characterized by thrombocytosis, polycythemia vera (PV) with predominant erythrocytosis and concomitant leuko- and thrombocytosis, or myelofibrosis (MF) with expansion of megakaryocytes and reactive bone marrow fibrosis [2].
albicans generally account for around 50% of the cases.1112 This fungus is also implicated in the etiology of a variety of other diseases such as oral thrush antibiotic associated stomatitis denture stomatitis and candida leuko- plakia.13 The onset is generally related to lower body resistance either locally or systemically.
The AOX assay was based on the determination of H2O2-dependent oxidation of leuko- dichlorofluorescein by absorption at 502 nm (Reubsaet et al.