leukapheresis

A procedure, analogous to plasmapheresis, in which leukocytes are removed from the withdrawn blood and the remainder of the blood is retransfused into the donor. [leuko- + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal]

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leu·ka·phe·re·sis .lü-kə-fə-'rē-səs n, pl -phe·re·ses -.sēz a procedure by which the white blood cells are removed from a donor's blood which is then transfused back into the donor called also leukopheresis

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leu·ka·phe·re·sis (loo″kə-fə-reґsis) [leukocyte + apheresis] the selective separation and removal of leukocytes from withdrawn blood, the remainder of the blood then being retransfused into the donor.

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