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 for leucocyte
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leucocyte \Leu"co*cyte\ (l[=u]"k[-o]*s[imac]t), n. [Leuco- + Gr.
     ky`tos a hollow vessel.] (Physiol.)
     A colorless corpuscle, as one of the white blood corpuscles,
     or those found in lymph, marrow of bone, connective tissue,
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: They all consist of more or less spherical masses of
           protoplasm, without any surrounding membrane or wall,
           and are capable of motion.
           [1913 Webster] Leucocythaemia

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an
           important part of the body's defense system [syn:
           leukocyte, leucocyte, white blood cell, white cell,
           white blood corpuscle, white corpuscle, WBC]

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