leucocyte

leucocyte
leucocyte (also leukocyte) NOUN Physiology a colourless cell which circulates in the blood and body fluids and is involved in counteracting foreign substances and disease; a white (blood) cell.
ORIGIN from Greek leukos 'white' + kutos 'vessel' .

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