Definition of white blood cell in US English:

white blood cell


  • less technical term for leukocyte
    • ‘The wound is then filled by a blood clot containing platelet aggregates, red blood cells, and white blood cells trapped in a fibrin meshwork.’
    • ‘The white blood cells and platelets showed normal morphology and differential.’
    • ‘Myeloma is characterized by an abnormal number of white blood cells called plasma cells.’
    • ‘The purified stem cells normally give rise to cells that mature into red blood cells and white blood cells.’
    • ‘For example, white blood cells in your urine usually mean that you have an infection.’
    • ‘The two major types of white blood cells are neutrophils and lymphocytes.’
    • ‘Stem cells are a type of blood cells which ultimately produces red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.’
    • ‘One type of blood cell is the white blood cell or WBC.’
    • ‘Loss of blood results in an increase in red cell production, whereas infection leads to an increase in lymphocytes and other white blood cells.’
    • ‘Eosinophils are white blood cells that participate in immunologic and allergic events.’
    • ‘Chi Gong also promotes the phagocytosis of white blood cells and increases the lymphocyte transformation rate.’
    • ‘The infection causes the immune system to activate white blood cells and chemicals to fight the bacteria.’
    • ‘Blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.’
    • ‘The bone marrow is responsible for formation of blood components such as the white blood cells and platelets.’
    • ‘It occurs when a child lacks lymphocytes, the specialized white blood cells that the body uses to fight infection.’
    • ‘Thus, the transfer of the infection from keratinocytes to white blood cells may provide a point of entry for HIV.’
    • ‘Some patients may also have an increased number of white blood cells and platelets.’
    • ‘The animals also showed no significant decreases in white blood cells or platelets.’
    • ‘Aggregate formation appears to play a role in the immune response by drawing white blood cells to the site of inflammation.’
    • ‘It is also believed that exposure of the skin to heat stimulates the production of white blood cells and strengthens the immune system.’


white blood cell

/ˌ(h)wīt ˈbləd ˌsel//ˌ(h)waɪt ˈbləd ˌsɛl/