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(white blood cell) n. any blood cell that contains a nucleus. In health there are three major subdivisions: granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes, which are part of the immune system, being involved in protecting the body against foreign substances and in antibody production. In disease, a variety of other types may appear in the blood, most notably immature forms of the normal red or white blood cells.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

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