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leu·ko·tax·is or chiefly Brit leu·co·tax·is .lü-kə-'tak-səs n, pl -tax·es -.sēz the quality or state of being leukotactic: the ability to attract leukocytes

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leu·ko·tax·is (loo″ko-takґsis) [leuko- + -taxis] the cytotaxis of leukocytes, tending to collect in regions of injury or inflammation. Called also leukocytotaxis.

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