white blood corpuscle
noun see white blood cell

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • white blood corpuscle — noun 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 corpuscle, ↑WBC • Hypernyms: ↑blood cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • white blood cell — n any of the blood cells that are colorless, lack hemoglobin, contain a nucleus, and include the lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils called also leukocyte, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle compare …   Medical dictionary

  • white blood cell — n. LEUKOCYTE: also called white blood corpuscle …   English World dictionary

  • blood corpuscle — noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets • Syn: ↑blood cell, ↑corpuscle • Derivationally related forms: ↑corpuscular (for: ↑corpuscle) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white blood cell — noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body s defense system • Syn: ↑leukocyte, ↑leucocyte, ↑white cell, ↑white blood corpuscle, ↑white corpuscle, ↑WBC • Hypernyms: ↑bl …   Useful english dictionary

  • white blood cell — any of various nearly colorless cells of the immune system that circulate mainly in the blood and lymph and participate in reactions to invading microorganisms or foreign particles, comprising the B cells, T cells, macrophages, monocytes, and… …   Universalium

  • white blood cell — noun Date: 1869 any of the blood cells that are colorless, lack hemoglobin, contain a nucleus, and include the lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils called also leukocyte, white blood corpuscle, white cell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white blood cell — noun A type of blood cell that is involved with an immune response, or part of the immune system. Syn: leukocyte, white blood corpuscle, white cell …   Wiktionary

  • White blood cell — 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 blood corpuscles — Corpuscle Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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