HyperDic: white_blood_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression white blood cell:
NOUNbodywhite blood cell, leukocyte, leucocyte, white cell, white blood corpuscle, white corpuscle, WBCblood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi
English > white blood cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaningblood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system.
Synonymsleukocyte, leucocyte, white cell, white blood corpuscle, white corpuscle, WBC
Narrowerbasophil, basophileA leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
eosinophil, eosinophileA leukocyte readily stained with eosin
granulocyteA leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
lymphocyte, lymph cellAn agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
monocyteA type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
myeloblastA precursor of leukocytes that normally occurs only in bone marrow
myelocyteAn immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow
neutrophil, neutrophileThe chief phagocytic leukocyte
Broaderblood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscleEither of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
free phagocyteA phagocyte that circulates in the blood
Spanishglóbulo blanco, glóbulos blancos, leucocito
Catalanglobuls blancs, leucòcit

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