leukotoxic etymology

English word leukotoxic comes from English toxic, English leuko- ((biology) leucocyte. Colourless. White.)

Detailed word origin of leukotoxic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
toxic English (eng) (figurative) Negative; harmful.. (medicine) Appearing grossly unwell; characterised by serious, potentially life-threatening compromise in the respiratory, circulatory or other body systems.. (toxicology) Having a chemical nature that is harmful to health or lethal if consumed or otherwise entering into the body in sufficient quantities.
leuko- English (eng) (biology) leucocyte. Colourless. White.
leukotoxic English (eng) Toxic to white blood cells.

Words with the same origin as leukotoxic

Descendants of toxic
detoxify mytilotoxine retoxify toxidrome toxify
Descendants of leuko-
leukoagglutinin leukocortical leukocratic leukocyte leukocytic leukodepletion leukodystrophic leukodystrophy leukoedema leukoerythroblastic leukokeratosis leukomalacia leukomonocyte leukophobia leukopoiesis leukoprotease leukoreduced leukoreduction leukosequestration leukosialin leukosis leukostasis leukotomy leukotriene