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white corpuscle

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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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Noun1.white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungiwhite corpuscle - 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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This is often vital as a result of segmentation of nucleus is way easier than the segmentation of the complete cell, particularly within the bone marrow wherever the white corpuscle density is incredibly high.
8 hours after injection, approximately 5 cc blood was got from the heart of guinea-pig and by using clinical methods, blood factors such as number of white corpuscle, sugar and IgE were studied and campared with existing Indian pig.
While spurting along the Aorta, I saw Sheriff Dan, the White Corpuscle, and his posse tailing me.