Definition of Leucocidin

1. Noun. (biology) Any staphylococcal or streptococcal exotoxin that causes leucocyte killing or lysis. ¹



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Definition of Leucocidin

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Medical Definition of Leucocidin

1. Exotoxins from staphylococcal and streptococcal species of bacteria that cause leucocyte killing or lysis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucocidin

leucism
leucistic
leucite
leucites
leucitic
leucitoid
leucitoids
leuco-
leuco dye
leuco form
leuco patent blue
leucoagglutinin
leucoagglutinins
leucoanthocyanidin dioxygenase
leucoaraiosis
leucocidin (current term)
leucocidins
leucocyanide
leucocyanides
leucocyte
leucocytes
leucocythemia
leucocythæmia
leucocytic
leucocytogenesis
leucocytoses
leucocytosis
leucocytozoan
leucocytozoonosis
leucodelphinidin

Literary usage of Leucocidin

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1. A Textbook of bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Hans Zinsser, Frederick Fuller Russell (1922)
"If the leucocytes have been actively attacked by leucocidin, no reduction takes ... leucocidin seems to be similar to the soluble toxins of other bacteria. ..."

2. The Indian Policy of the United States on the Southwestern Frontier, 1830 by Joseph Abner Hill, Philip Hanson Hiss, Hans Zinsser (1914)
"If the leucocytes have been actively attacked by leucocidin, no reduction takes ... leucocidin seems to be similar to the soluble toxins of other bacteria. ..."

3. Immunity in Infective Diseases by Elie Metchnikoff (1907)
"When Denys and van de Velde prepared mixtures of leucocytes, leucocidin and ... The leucocidin was, therefore, rendered inactive by the direct ..."

4. Infection, Immunity and Serum Therapy: In Relation to the Infectious by Howard Taylor Ricketts (1908)
"This substance is called leucocidin. It is also produced in culture media, ... leucocidin is a true toxin. like the hemolysin; most normal serums contain ..."

5. Infection, Immunity and Serum Therapy: In Relation to the Infectious by Howard Taylor Ricketts (1906)
"This substance is called leucocidin. It is also produced in culture media, ... leucocidin is a true toxin, like the hemolysin; most normal serums contain ..."

6. Infection, Immunity and Serum Therapy: In Relation to the Infectious by Howard Taylor Ricketts, George Frederick Dick (1911)
"This substance is called leucocidin. It is also produced in culture media, ... leucocidin is a true toxin, like the hemolysin; most normal serums contain ..."

7. Immunity and Specific Therapy by Walter d'Este Emery (1909)
"leucocidin is produced under the same conditions as the haemolysin, and the two are usually ... These vaccines contain no haemo- lysin or leucocidin. ..."

8. Manual of bacteriology by Robert Muir, James Ritchie (1913)
"The two staphylococci mentioned also produce a toxin which kills leucocytes, and is therefore called " leucocidin " (van de ..."

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