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white blood cell

n. Abbr. WBC
Any of various cells that in adult mammals are produced in bone marrow, have a nucleus but no hemoglobin, and function in the immune system by protecting against pathogens and aiding in tissue repair. White blood cells include neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes, and they are found in blood, lymph, and certain tissues. Also called leukocyte, white cell, white corpuscle.
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white blood cell

n
(Biochemistry) a nontechnical name for leucocyte
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white′ blood′ cell`


n.
any of various nearly colorless cells of the immune system that circulate mainly in the blood and lymph, comprising the B cells, T cells, macrophages, monocytes, and granulocytes. Also called leukocyte , white′ blood′ cor`puscle, white′ cell`.
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white blood cell

(wīt)
Any of various white or colorless cells in the blood of vertebrate animals, many of which act to protect the body against infection and to repair tissues after injury. White blood cells have a nucleus, unlike red blood cells, and are formed mainly in the bone marrow. The major types of white blood cells are granulocytes, lymphocytes, and monocytes. Also called leukocyte.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white blood cell - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungiwhite blood cell - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
myelocyte - an immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow
myeloblast - a precursor of leukocytes that normally occurs only in bone marrow
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
free phagocyte - a phagocyte that circulates in the blood
lymph cell, lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
granulocyte - a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
monocyte - a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
basophil, basophile - a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
neutrophil, neutrophile - the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
eosinophil, eosinophile - a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
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Translations
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