white corpuscle

white corpuscle
noun
blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
Hypernyms: ↑blood cell, ↑blood corpuscle, ↑corpuscle, ↑free phagocyte
Hyponyms:

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noun

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white corpuscle noun
A white blood cell, a leucocyte
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Main Entry:white

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white corpuscle,
= white blood cell. (Cf.white blood cell)

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noun, pl ⋯ -puscles [count]

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  • White corpuscle — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white corpuscle — n WHITE BLOOD CELL * * * leukocyte …   Medical dictionary

  • white corpuscle — n a ↑white blood cell …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • white corpuscle — n. LEUKOCYTE * * * …   Universalium

  • white corpuscle — n. LEUKOCYTE …   English World dictionary

  • white corpuscle — white′ cor′puscle n. anat. white blood cell • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • white corpuscle — Synonyms and related words: Rh factor, Rh negative, Rh positive, Rh type, Rhesus factor, antibody, antigen, arterial blood, blood, blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • white corpuscle. — See white blood cell. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • white corpuscle — noun (C) a white blood cell …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • white corpuscle. — See white blood cell. [1865 70] …   Useful english dictionary

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